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Gender-responsive demonstration plots and field days for the promotion and enhanced adoption of improved maize seed in Africa

Author: Adam, R.I.
Author: Kandiwa, V.
Author: Muindi, P.
Year: 2019
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
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Type: Handbook
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: 38 pages
Keywords: Gender-Responsive
Keywords: Improved Maize Seed
Keywords: Demonstration Plots
Keywords: Demos
Description: This manual provides guidance for considering gender and social inclusion when designing and conducting demonstration plots and field days, to enhance the effectiveness of these two approaches in improving farmers’ knowledge and adoption of new, improved varieties. The first section of the manual defines key concepts, including agricultural demonstration plots, and gender and social inclusion, among others. The second section focuses on the importance of gender and social inclusion in the selection matrix for situating and designing demo plots. The final section reviews why gender matters when planning and executing field days.
Country of Focus: AFRICA
Agrovoc: GENDER
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: SEEDS
Agrovoc: FARMERS
Agrovoc: MEN
Agrovoc: WOMEN

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