WHERE : Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania
Significant resources have been invested to improve agriculture productivity in Africa. However, this has not resulted in better nutrition for farming households or greater empowerment for all members of the family. Synergies are not being leveraged between agriculture, gender, and nutrition in a way that recognizes that women are key drivers of economic growth, and their empowerment is central to moving households along the agriculture-to-nutrition pathway.
The Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) mechanism is a five-year investment implemented by Tanager, Laterite, and 60 Decibels to strengthen African institutions’ ability to integrate nutrition and gender into their way of doing business and their agriculture interventions.
The IGNITE project partners with organizations at two levels. First, Tanager (along with our partners) supports designing, implementing, and evaluating agriculture interventions that increase nutrition outcomes and women’s empowerment. Secondly, we work to improve the ability of African institutions to incorporate nutrition and gender equality into their policy priorities and business practices—their way of doing business—going forward.
Tanager and its partners Laterite and 60 Decibels identify appropriate partners and develop tailored intervention support and systems-strengthening plans, and will provide implementation and follow-up assistance as needed. Tanager also employs the results from the work with IGNITE partners to identify effective and efficient agriculture models that increase both equitable consumption of safe, affordable, nutritious diets year-round and women’s empowerment in agriculture. Tanager collaborates with a network of Africa-based local service providers to support nutrition and gender integration for agriculture interventions and institutions using the learnings, models, and tools developed under IGNITE.
- African institutions in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania design, implement, and evaluate nutrition-sensitive and gender-integrated agriculture interventions
- African institutions address nutrition and gender equality in key operations and business practices
- Effective and efficient models identified for increasing equitable consumption of safe, affordable, nutritious diets year-round and increased women’s empowerment in agriculture
- Network of local service providers help agriculture investments achieve nutrition impact and gender equality
IGNITE has developed a series of tools to help organizations better integrate gender sensitive agriculture and nutrition approaches into their work. Click the links below to learn more and download the tools!
Below you will find other resources – that don’t strictly qualify as tools – to help organizations implement gender and nutrition sensitive agriculture programs.
IGNITE Research Outputs
- Gender-specific drivers of best practice adoption among teff farmers
- Exploring intra-household decision-making and best practice adoption outcomes of women-targeted digital extension
- Time-savings from farm mechanization in Nigeria-how is it spent and who benefits?
- Demo farmer households’ experience with Pod Borer Resistant cowpea training, cultivation, and outreach by the Africa Agricultural Technology Foundation
- Extension agents’ experience with PBR cowpea training and outreach
- CBA profile deep dive: Nigeria and Burkina Faso
- Dairy farmers’ experience with IVR messages in Ethiopia
- Perceived behavior change among poultry farmers supported by Silverlands Tanzania United
- Nutrition knowledge, attitude, and practices among small-holder farmers supported by Sasakawa Africa Association in Nigeria
- Time savings from farm mechanization in Nigeria-how it is spent and who benefits?
- Exploring intra-household decision-making and best practice adoption outcomes of women-targeted extension via video in Ethiopia
- Gender-specific drivers of best practice adoption among teff farmers in Ethiopia
- IGNITE research DAAS gender analysis
- Knowledge, attitudes, and practices in nutrition in Oromia and SNNP regions of Ethiopia
- Results for Y2, Y3, and Y4
- Expérience de parcelles de démonstration de ménages agricoles pour la formation, la culture, et la sensibilisation sur le niébé résistant au foreur de gousses par la Fondation africaine de technologie agricole (AATF)
- Expérience des agents de vulgarisation avec la formation et la sensibilisation sur le niébé rvsistant au foreur de gousses
- Analyse approfondie des conseillers communautaires: Nigéria et Burkina Faso
- L’expérience des proucteurs laitiers avec les messages Réponse Vocale Interactive (RVI) en Éthiopie
- Changement de comportement perçu chez les éleveurs de volaille soutenus par Silverlands Tanzania Limited
- Connaissances, attitudes, et practiques en matière de nutrition chez les petits exploitants agricoles soutenus pa l’Association Sasakawa Africa au Nigéria
- Gain de temps grâce à la mécanisation agricole au Nigéria- comment est-il consacré et qui en bénéficie?
- Exploration de la prise de décision intra-ménage et des résultats de l’adoption des meilleures practiques de la vulgarisation ciblée sur les femmes via la vidéo en Éthiopie
- Facteurs sexospécifiques d’adoption des meilleures practiques chez les cultivateurs de teff en Éthiopie
- Les connaissances, attitudes et practiques en matière de nutrition dans les régions d’Oromia et régions des nations, nationalités et peuples du Sud (SNNP) en Éthiopie
- Résultats pour A2, A3, et A4