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Title:Agriculture Extension: Women of Sierra Leone
Author(s):Liang, Ruiting
Contributor(s):McNamara, Paul
agriculture extension
Consumer Economics
Abstract:The Gender Inequality Index value of Sierra Leone is 0.662, ranking 137th out of 146 countries. This reflects significant gender-based inequalities in reproductive health, empowerment, and economics. In Sierra Leone, Women are predominant within the agricultural sector. However, they are also marginalized with little or no access to credit facilities, advanced technologies, and extension services. This landscape study of Sierra Leone serves as preliminary research for the agriculture extension project, Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGNAES), which will be kicked off in in Sierra Leone in next two months. INGENAES is a part of the Illinois Agriculture Extension and Food Security program, supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Feed the Future Program of U.S Government. INGENAES supports the development of improved extension and advisory systems (EAS) to reduce gender gaps in agricultural extension services, increase empowerment of women farmers, and improve gender and nutrition integration within extension services by directly or indirectly assisting multiple types of stakeholders within Sierra Leone. This image is taken by the INGNAES team in Sierra Leone that captures a typical day of the female farmers.
Issue Date:2016-04
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Ruiting Liang
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-04-21

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