Current Projects

Short Description of Current Projects

INGENAES: Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services

INGENAES (pronounced as in-ge-nious \in-ˈjēn-yəs\) aims to reduce gender gaps in agriculture, increase empowerment of women farmers, and improve the integration of and attention to gender and nutrition, both in and through agricultural extension and advisory services (AES). The Project assists Feed The Future missions to build more robust, gender-responsive, and nutrition-sensitive institutions, projects and programs capable of assessing and responding to the needs of both men and women farmers through EAS; to identify, test efficacy, and scale proven mechanisms for delivering improved EAS to women farmers; to disseminate gender-appropriate and nutrition-enhancing technologies and access to inputs to improve women’s agricultural productivity and enhance household nutrition, and to apply effective, nutrition-sensitive, extension approaches and tools for engaging both men and women. INGENAES is funded by USAID. Partners in the project are the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (prime awardee), University of California-Davis and Cultural Practice, LLC. To learn more, please click here http://ingenaes.illinois.edu

InnovATE: Innovation for Agricultural Education and Training

The mission of the Innovation for Agricultural Training and Education (innovATE) Project is to develop the human and institutional capacity necessary for developing countries to promote rural innovation needed to achieve sustainable food security, reduce poverty, conserve natural resources and address other rural problems. To learn more, please click here.