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NEWS 2011   (see also current News)

Training Workshop "Capitalisation, Knowledge Management and Gender."

December 2011, Niger: From 5-9 December 2011 in Niger, under the framework of the "Knowledge Management and Gender" and especially the project "Capitalisation of good practices in support of agricultural production and food security", a training workshop was organized.

The workshop brought together representatives of producer organizations, development projects, emergency projects and other partners. This workshop was highly participatory and aimed to build capacity through a process of learning and action. This training enabled participants to have a clear idea of of  knowledge management, capitalisation and good practice, while taking account of gender.​​

Video interviews from the Capitalisation Team at ShareFair, September 2011

December 2011: Video interviews from the Capitalisation Team attending the Second Global AgriKnowledge Share Fair Sharefair are now online on YouTube.

Feedback 1 de Fatouma Déla Sidi

Feedback de Sophie Treinen

Feedback de Salmou Hassan

Feedback 1 de Grégory Herman

Feedback de Bachir Maliki

Feedback 2 de Fatouma Déla Sidi

Feedback 2 de Grégory Herman

Feedback de Kristin Kolshus

Capitalisation Team presents theatre piece: Le warrantage équitable

December 2011: The Capitalisation Team attended the Second Global AgriKnowledge Share Fair, 26-29 September 2011 at IFAD headquarters. There they presented a theatre piece on "Promotion of gender-sensitive practices for inventory credit": see video of "Le warrantage équitable". This piece highlighted the good practices that contribute to making inventory credit equally accessible to all women and men, especially the most vulnerable.

The warehouse receipt system, or countering price volatility

October 2011, Rome: Food price volatility is likely to persist, making farmers, consumers and poor countries even more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, according to the latest report on hunger in the world, released today by the three UN agencies based in Rome. FAO has developed a solution to enable small farmers in Niger to be able to purchase agricultural inputs such as seeds and fertilizers. With the warehouse receipt system, you can put the crop as a token of a refund credit, and sell when prices rise. We listen to Fatouma Déla Sidi, national expert in Gender in Niamey (interview in French).

Duration: 4min.8sec. Format: mp3
See also:
- Press release: World hunger report 2011: High, volatile prices set to continue 
- The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11: Women in Agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development 
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2011

Agricultural products and the warehouse receipt system

October 2011, Rome: FAO has developed a solution to enable small farmers and operators of Niger to get better prices when buying inputs such as seeds and fertilizers. The solution is to incorporate in the draft warehouse receipt, that is to say an inventory credit system by which, rather than sell the crop immediately, the small producer and the small producer is the pledge of repayment a bank loan, and the window of opportunity to resell at a profit.

Interview (in French) with Fatouma Déla Sidi, national expert in Gender, on the project in Niger 'Capitalization of good practices to support agricultural production and food security'. She presents the warehouse receipt system (warrantage).

Duration: 12min.50sec. Format: mp3
See also:
- World Food Day 2011
- The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11: Women in Agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development  
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2011
- Capitalisation des bonnes pratiques en appui à la production agricole et à la sécurité alimentaire

The Community Listeners’ Clubs in Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo

La puce savante: Le warrantage équitable

September 2011: Article in La puce savante: Le warrantage équitable.
L'équipe du projet Capitalisation est venu à la foire pour apprendre et échanger.

Capitalisation Team attending the Second Global AgriKnowledge Share Fair

September 2011: The Capitalisation Team is attending the Second Global AgriKnowledge Share Fair, 26-29 September 2011 at IFAD headquarters. They are presenting a session on "Promotion of gender-sensitive practices for inventory credit". This session will highlight the good practices that contribute to making inventory credit equally accessible to all women and men, especially the most vulnerable. You will hear about two cases in Burkina Faso and Niger where inventory credit is practiced and learn how farmer organizations, decentralized financial institutions, advisory service providers, and others participated to document this process. You will also learn about how this initiative has been using  mobile phones and radio listener’s’ as an innovative way of sharing knowledge among community members.  (28 September, 1400-1530, room C100)

New Programme brochure

September 2011:   New brochure available  on the FAO-Belgium Partnership Programme "Knowledge Management and Gender".
Available in English and French.

Two new Dimitra publications available

September 2011: (1) "Communicating Gender for Rural Development. Integrating Gender in Communication for Development". Also available in French:  "Communiquer le genre pour le développement rural. Intégrer le genre dans la communication pour le développement".

(2) "Community listeners’ clubs. Stepping stones for action in rural areas".  Also available in French: "Les clubs d’écoute communautaires. Un tremplin pour l’action en milieu rural".

Article: FAO Web site on Resource mobilization: Partnerships in action

From FAO Web site on Resource mobilization: Partnerships in action. Belgian-Funded Projects in Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo: Communicating Gender for Rural Development A new gender sensitive methodology on participatory communication in agricultural services and rural development has been successfully applied in a number of rural areas in Africa. Through the Belgian Cooperation financed Dimitra Project (“Gender equality, information and communication in rural areas”), activities are underway in Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

FAO Gender Section “Insights”: A successful approach to gender inclusion in communication for development

May 2011: Article in FAO Gender Section "Insights": A successful approach to gender inclusion in communication for development. Dimitra and its partner in Niger, ONG VIE Kande ni Bayra created the “listener’s clubs” project in 2009 to give rural men and women better access to information and means of communication. ONG VIE Coordinator Ali Abdoulaye explains the reasons for the project’s success.