County level workshop integrates gender and nutrition within agricultural extension services in Liberia
From 19-21 June 2017, a workshop on Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) was held in Gbarnga, Bong County, Liberia.
More than 30 individuals from Bong, Nimba, Montserrado, Maryland, Grand Bassa, Lofa and Margibi counties participated in the workshop which was sponsored by the University of Illinois and the United States Agency International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County.
As a results of INGENAES, women farmers will have improved access to information and training; increased access to appropriate technologies and inputs; and women and men will have better knowledge about good nutrition practices.
INGENAES is designed to assist partners in USAID Feed the Future countries to build more robust, gender-responsive, and nutrition-sensitive institutions, projects and programs capable of assessing and responding to the needs of both men and women farmers through extension and advisory services.