Vincent Trousseau's Blog – January 2017 Archive (7)

2 new entreprises join the Enterprise Development Programme

Oxfam's Entreprise Development Programme (EDP) supports early-stage agricultural enterprises through a social impact-only vehicle that provides loan finance, business grants (e.g. for capital equipment) and business development support.

On 6th December, during the last EDP Investment Committee meeting, the partners approved circa. GBP 180,000 investments in 2 enterprises: Chetona Fish Hatchery, in Kurigram, Bangladesh and Apicultura Lilian honey…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 30, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Mini laiterie de Bitou : une amorce vers l’autonomisation économique des femmes productrices de lait

La production du lait fait vivre des milliers de ménages au Burkina Faso. Dans les communautés de pasteurs, c’est la principale voire l’unique source de revenus pour les femmes. A Bitou, dans la Région du Centre-Est du Burkina Faso, une mini laiterie, soutenue par Oxfam, a changé la vie des dizaines de femmes.

« La mini laiterie, nous fait gagner en temps et en argent», résument les productrices et transformatrices de lait de Bitou. Cette…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 30, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

GROW campaign influences investment policies in the farming sector to the benefit of women and girls in West Africa

As an extension of the activities of its GROW campaign, Oxfam and the other campaign members have supported the creation of a gender group affiliated to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to influence investment policy in the farming sector to the benefit of women and girls. In this interview, Imma de Miguel, Head of the Economic Justice Campaign, reflects on the group's formation and the successes it has notched up.…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 26, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Everyday Heroes in the Spotlight

Community-led knowledge creation for women’s economic empowerment

This project aims to empower women and men in their self-learning and monitoring process for further changes in gender and power relationships in shrimp, pork and chicken value chains through…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 19, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Improving smallholder Farming in Armenia

Expanding the influencing work from local to national levels through multi-stakeholder engagement

Armenia’s economy is suffering from a severe crisis that is causing a decline in agricultural productivity and wages, lack of access to affordable loans, inputs and markets. This unfavourable setting is affecting in particular smallholder farmers from remote rural communities where the harsh changes on weather conditions are strongly impacting the…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 18, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Measuring time - comparing questionnaire designs

Simone Lombardini compares duration, estimates and enumerator's bias from two different time-use survey modules from the same impact evaluation survey in Indonesia.

Unpaid care work and ' Time Poverty' are increasingly recognised as relevant to development efforts, and interest in measuring time-use data is growing. However, gathering information on time use is not easy; time-use modules are known for…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 17, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Lessons from Oxfam’s Her Series: Priorities for women’s economic empowerment in 2017

This year has marked an important time for the political agenda on women’s economic empowerment, with the launch of a special UN High Level Panel back in January 2016. The panel published a report, which served as a global call to step up action on women’s economic empowerment to meet the deadlines set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.…

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Added by Vincent Trousseau on January 9, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

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