Eugenia Saini is currently FONTAGRO’s Executive Secretary. FONTAGRO is the Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology. She leads the investment fund and a portfolio of 70 international operations related to science, technology, and innovation for the Latin America and the Caribbean region. She is from Argentina and is an agronomist by training. She holds a doctorate in agricultural sciences, specializing in total factor productivity analysis. One of her seminal works in this field was the estimation of 120 years of TFP for the agricultural sector in Argentina. She is also a National Public Accountant and holds an MS in Food and Agribusiness and an MS in Applied Economics, both from Universidad de Buenos Aires. She has worked in the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally, especially in multilateral banks. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship at Cornell University and, more recently, with the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) Scholarship at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.
Improving gender and nutrition outcomes of women poultry farmers
June 28, 2021
A program implemented by Tanager, an international development organization, is transforming the poultry sector in Burkina Faso.
By GAP Report team
In Burkina Faso, women have historically been left out of the growing poultry market. Those women that do raise poultry often do not see the economic benefits of their work, and many do not even have control over the money they earn for their families.
SELEVER II, a program implemented by Tanager, an international development organization, leverages and transforms the poultry sector in Burkina Faso to increase the quality, efficiency, and reach of inclusive poultry services, improve women’s economic and social outcomes within the supply chain, and increase consumption of safe and nutritious foods.
SELEVER II recognizes that productivity-enhancing technologies and practices alone are insufficient to ensure resilience in agricultural systems. Social capital, a network of strong relationships among people who live and work in a community or society, is critical for success. Ensuring that women, historically marginalized in agriculture, develop a community support system maximizes their potential for increased productivity, sustainability, and resilience.
To learn more about Tanager, watch more videos from the organization here.
This video is a clip from Agricultural Productivity in a Time of Pandemics: Stories from the Front Lines. To see the full film, visit: https://globalagriculturalproductivity.org/2020-gap-report/productivity-in-a-time-of-pandemics-stories-from-the-front-lines/