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Sustainable, Resilient Economic Development
Smallholder farmers, particularly women-headed households, lack the profit or capital to invest in improved technologies that would increase their own agro-businesses output. Learning coping strategies, pooling the collective knowledge and resources enables financing and purchase of improved technologies, and harvesting/processing equipment. Farming and herding co-ops play a critical role in strengthening farmers’ capacities and resilience, following periods of environmental shock.
Evidence-Based Gender Equity and Transformative Development
A preliminary step to achieving greater gender equity and transformative development is to collect, collate and strategize based on gender-specific data in key areas affecting women and girls. While women have access to, but no formal legal rights to land, through inheritance or otherwise, their ability to invest in their land in a sustainable way is fragile and dependent on variables such as marital status, gender and age of their children and customary law.
Nutrition and Health Environments for Women and Girls
Issues affecting women in their child-bearing years have a direct impact on the nutrition and food security of the entire household. Understanding dietary patterns, such as who eats what and when, is vital to uncovering differences between members of the household.
Research, Policy and Knowledge Translation
CAEPA knows its communities well however, there is still much to be learned. Collecting baseline data is a priority. Throughout our 5 year strategic framework, the results of research will inform behaviour change, communication and community collaboration, to achieve sustainable development. CAEPA will share its research publicly with local governmental leaders and other community-based agencies.
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