Women smallholder farmers play significant roles in ensuring food security at the household and community level, however are faced with numerous constraints that affect their role in fulfilling their potential as farmers, food producers and entrepreneurs. The Pathways project’s baseline survey conducted in 2012, revealed that 44% of women farmers in the project area had no access to market information which constrains their participation in higher order markets. Addressing this, Pathways introduced the concept of forming Market Research Committees within the Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA). The goal of a Market and Research Committees (MRCs) is to search for markets and facilitate the linkage...No commentsRead more
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International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day is annually celebrated in all CARE Ethiopia offices to honor women for their tremendous contribution to society. This year, Pathways Ethiopia joined the wider CARE Ethiopia Country Office to celebrate International Women’s Day with innovative ideas. The annual event comprised of several contests, games and awards with the goal of raising awareness for the need for gender parity followed by women staff participation on a UN-organized women’s 5km run. The agenda for the staff gathering included...No commentsRead more
The Pathways program observed International Women's Day at national, division and field levels. To observe the day, a number of events including a parade, art competition, discussion session, and conference were organized by CARE with some events organized jointly with local administration and Oxfam Bangladesh. At the divisional level, CARE took part in poster printing, the parade, and the discussion session held in Rangpur. Around 1850 participants from Kurigram, Rangpur and Satkhira attended the program. This year's theme was: “Be Bold for Change”. The objectives of the program were as follows:No commentsRead more
- Increase awareness about women in the changing world of work
- Educate about Pathways; its goal, objectives and activities, and involve stakeholders...
Araji is one of the most remote communities in northern char in the Kurigram District of Bangladesh. The community faces different climate issues including flash floods, cold waves, dense fog, and draught. According to a wellbeing analysis, there are 160 households in the community of which 4 % are classified as rich, 8 % middle class, 38% poor and 50% extreme poor. The extremely poor households mainly depend on selling agriculture wage labor and about 80% households are somehow depending on agriculture. For a long time, agricultural activities have been struggling to cope with the challenges posed by climate change. Most of the poor and extreme poor people are losing crops, and...No commentsRead more
Kongo is one of the thirty-seven communities in the Garu-Tempane District of northern Ghana that participate in the implementation of the Pathways project. Kongo has 8 Village Savings and Loan Association groups, 8 Community Based Extension Agents (CBEA’s), and two gender champions. Project participants have received trainings in gender, good agronomic practices and other related leadership trainings. In May 2016, the chief, the Tindana (traditional custodian of the land), and the women’s leader participated in a two-day human and land rights training for 140 community leaders. The main objective of the training was to increase understanding of how secure land tenure enhances women’s land rights, increases...No commentsRead more
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