INGENEAS: Promoting Gender and Nutrition Sensitive Agricultural Extension
The Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) project in Sierra Leone supports the US Presidential Feed the Future Initiative, and it is led by the University of Illinois, USA, funded by the USAID and sub-awarded to Njala University (NU), Sierra Leone. The project is housed in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Njala University.
As a central engagement, the project help launch a Network of Extension Service Providers from the public, NGO and private sectors, and as a key contributor in scaling-up Gender and Nutrition sensitive approaches in the agricultural development agenda in Sierra Leone, the Network plays a critical role in improving extension programs, reducing gender gaps in agricultural extension services, increasing empowerment of women farmers, and improving Gender and Nutrition integration within Extension programs in order to serve women farmers. The Network has utilized peer-to-peer sharing of best practices and effective extension approaches, field trips, trainings, organizational self-assessments and other strengthening initiatives.
Monday, January 15, 2018 to Friday, January 19, 2018
Sierra Leone, Njala University (Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, School of Agriculture)