Gender csisa aas alignment meeting-6 may 2013_afrina

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  • 1. GenderCSISA-AAS alignmentmeeting6-May 2013Afrina Choudhury
  • 2. In CSISA-BD we empower women by• giving them knowledge and building their capacity,• Providing access to agricultural inputs• Providing them with income earning options• Enabling better decision making and control with the requiredknowledge, record keeping abilities, etc
  • 3. Gender Objectives• High adoption rates of new practices and technologiesamong men and women;• reduced gender gap in technology adoption rates;• equitable access to resources and skills for women andmen;• equitable uptake of training, financial and businessservices by men and women;• and increase in the number of men and womenengaged in production and market organizations
  • 4. The process• Priority setting. The differential needs, interestsand priorities of women and men are reflected.• Research in development. Researchers aresensitized to gender issues and consult femaleand male users in research and development.• Extension. Female and male extension workersdeliver extension services to female and maleproducers
  • 5. • Adoption of innovations. The enabling conditions foradoption such as cash, credit, labor, skills and propertyrights will be taken into account. Look into these inputaccess separately for men and women!• Evaluation and impact assessment. Genderdifferences are taken into account in deciding on criteriaor indicators that assess the costs and benefits ofagricultural innovation and their related distribution.
  • 6. Specific women targeted interventions• HH level interventions :100 women targeted (role,mobility,time, labour input taken into consideration)• Cage Aquaculture
  • 7. Extension services• Tapped into existing infolady model• Trained on our Agricultural technologies• Options for business ideas based on our techs• Extension agents trained on gender• Hiring of female extension agents emphasized with partners• Video clips (animated)
  • 8. Training• Training session on gender: value of women’s roles• Knowledge is power: Women trained on non conventionaltechnologies• Group approach for better uptake• Female role models created as PAT farmers (even in mixedgroups)• Women playing non-conventional trained to help competebetter
  • 9. Recognition of women’s roles• Workshops and prizes:• Intl. Women’s Day• Intl Day for Rural women• Husbands brought in to appreciate their role
  • 10. Capacity Buidling• Trainings planned this year for staff• BAU students will be hired thru special female internshipprograms to encourage women in careers• MSc, PhD
  • 11. Input suppliers• Linked to input suppliers• MOU with Lal Teer: small mini packet distribution networks inCSISA villages• CSISA farmers as contract seed farmers• Link with Amar Desh Amar Gram
  • 12. Studies• Gender relations, risks and technology uptake (CCAFSfunded)• HH level interventions: decision making, control and burdenstudy ;• impacts of intensification on women and also HHconsumption