DAY 1 : ERIGNU Gender Advocacy and Empowerment Workshop

Currently on-going under the ERIGNU project are “Gender and Empowerment ” workshops in the project districts of Apac , Kole and Lira,being implemented by http://www.wougnet.org .The Workshops kick-started in Apac district , will take place in Kole and Lira on the 17th and 18th respectively. Gender roles in agriculture can be affected by so many factors in the society and every rural setting has got its unique gender differences. There is therefore need to address these issues if sustainable development in the agricultural sector is to be attained .

The workshops will mainly concentrate on the project farmers under the ERIGNU project where the main focus points will be :-

1.Gender observations and discussions from the Impact Assessment that was carried out among all farmer groups in the project districts.

2. General findings of the gender analysis exercise.

3. Constraints to gender responsiveness in the rice-green gram sector and the way forward

The workshops will be a great source of knowledge to the project farmers and the major gender problems in the agricultural sector will be addressed.

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