Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services – INGENAES

A hand holding beans.Helping extension and advisory services deliver improved technical assistance and smallholder farmer support.

Agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) support smallholders in improving their livelihoods by facilitating their access to inputs, market opportunities, and the skills and knowledge to become more effective farmers. AEAS can play a key role improving gender equity and increasing the availability of diverse, nutritious foods given their ability to influence the production decisions of farming households. By challenging mindsets that fail to consider the needs of both women and men farmers, CAES IPO supports AEAS in inspiring inclusive, diverse agricultural production. CAES IPO leverages its technical assistance and research capabilities to support local experts familiar with their contexts in identifying and implementing strategies to empower all farmers, and to make nutritious foods more available both within farming households and in local food systems.

Recent Events

"African Extension Week 2017 Side Event: GFRAS Nutrition Working Group and Training" 
Thursday, November 2, 2017

“Aligning the Food System to Meet Dietary Needs for Fruits and Vegetables”: Materials provided at link. 
Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 10:00am Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00) 

“What role can agricultural extension and advisory services play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition?”: Discussion from the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition
Online forum from June-July 2017; 64 contributions to the discussion archived