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Special issue of Agri-Gender: The Journal of Gender, Agriculture, and Food Security

Special Issue on Gender and Policies, Markets and Institutions

Editors: Jemimah Njuki and Cheryl Doss

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender) is an international, open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal published by the Africa Centre for Gender, Social Research and Impact Assessment. The main objective of Agri-Gender is to provide an intellectual platform for international scholars to publish their research work on gender, agriculture and food security. The journal aims to promote interdisciplinary research related to gender and the agricultural and food sciences.

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Call for abstracts for special journal issue on how gender interacts with policies, institutions, and/or markets

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture, and Food Security and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) invite you to submit papers for a special issue focused on how gender interacts with policies, institutions, and/or markets in the areas of agriculture and food security.  Extended abstracts are due by April 4, 2015.

We also invite those submitting abstracts to participate in a one-day write-shop on July 14, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Participants will present their paper and receive feedback on it from experts in the field.

You can find further information at this link and in the call for papers: Agrigender and PIM writeshop. Please share this call with colleagues within the CGIAR as well as with external partners.


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Webinar: Women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems development

This learning series will take place over the first half of 2015, bringing you the chance to closely engage with key experts on conceptual and practical issues around women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems. Through a thought-provoking sequence of webinars, e-discussions and social media engagement, participants will learn about good practices, practical implementation considerations and lessons learned. The discussion will consist of four distinct threads:

1. The theory behind the approach: Women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems development.
2. Practical implications part I: Inclusive business and women in market systems development
3. Practical implications part II: Labor markets and women in market systems development
4. Measurement methods: Women’s economic empowerment in market systems development

The series will be launched on January 29th, 9:30am-11:00am (EST), with a compelling webinar that explores conceptual theories and recently developed frameworks for women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems.

Read more here.


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Publication: (World Bank) Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region

Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region
By Amanda Ellis, Daniel Kirkwood, and Dhruv Malhotra
This book brings together data and available evidence on the constraints that female entrepreneurs in the East Asia and the Pacific Region region face with regard to: access to assets, business regulations and governance issues, and available avenues for expanding businesses and trading with larger markets.
May 2010. 120 pages. ISBN: 978-0-8213-8300-1. SKU: 18300. US$25