Tek Sapkota Leads the Climate Change Science group in CIMMYT and is a member of the Climate Investment Committee in OneCGIAR. His research interest includes analysis of cropping systems from food security climate change nexus. He is involved in studying management consequences on nutrient dynamics in agro-ecosystem and their effect on food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation. He has served in IPCC as Lead author as well as Review editor. He is an associate Editor of “Nature Scientific Report” and “Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems” journals. He is an Agricultural expert in the “India GHG platform” (http://ghgplatform-india.org/).
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/