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We make all of CARE’s evaluation and research reports available for public access in accordance with our Accountability Policy. These are available at our Evaluation Library.

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The Role of Agricultural Collectives in Gender Transformative Food and Water Systems

February 18, 2022

Agricultural collectives are one of the most important platforms across the globe for small-scale farmers and their households and communities to democratically organize around common goals for prosperity and well-being. To support CARE’s commitment to fulfilling the rights to food, water and nutrition security for women and youth small-scale producers and their families, CARE and partners implement programmes that support competitiveness, gender transformative change, and social solidarity of farmers by establishing and strengthening business-oriented farmer collectives, often with the integration of approaches for gender justice. Drawing on programmatic learnings, in addition to the lived experiences of members throughout the world, CARE believes that collectives play a significant role in building social cohesion and strengthening individual and collective agency; advancing access to and control over resources; changing harmful and discriminatory gender norms; engaging governance structures to change laws; advocating for policy and practices that uphold women’s economic, social and political rights; and, driving socioeconomic development by providing structures for actors to collectively advance their common interests.

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Agricultural Collectives in Gender Transformative Food and Water Systems

February 18, 2022

CARE’s work with collectives to build group conscientization and collective empowerment is an important pathway to address the deep structural power and relational barriers that create and reinforce gender and socioeconomic inequalities. To better understand the role that collectives play in CARE’s work to create gender transformative food and water systems, CARE, with support from the Cornell Atkinson Partnership, carried out a wide-ranging qualitative investigation of its work with agricultural collectives in Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Georgia, and Bangladesh.

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Synthesizing Evidence on Agriculture Collectives in Ghana for Gender-Transformative Food Systems

February 18, 2022

Understanding CARE’s existing learnings and evidence base relating to agricultural collectives and their ability to contribute to the SFtW framework is vitally important to understand where the evidence strengths and gaps are regarding CARE Ghana’s understanding of how well agricultural collectives promote and create gender-transformative food systems as defined by SFtW framework. This report is the outcome of a comprehensive systematic review of project/program documents to establish the evidence base in Ghana focusing on the six areas of the SFtW framework, i.e.: Women’s Empowerment; Increasing women’s access to and control of productive resources; Enabling women’s access to inclusive markets; Improving nutrition; Promoting social protection; and Multiplying the impact of agriculture through women small-scale producers.

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A Summary of the CARE Jordan 2021 Annual Needs Assessment

February 16, 2022

The CARE Jordan 2021 Annual Needs Assessment is the tenth installment of a research series begun in 2012. CARE International in Jordan uses the assessment to identify, analyze, and track the needs, vulnerabilities, and coping mechanisms of refugees and host communities in Jordan. The assessments have been carried out annually to support all key local, national and international actors in building a more holistic and targeted response to humanitarian and development challenges in Jordan.

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Economic Empowerment in Food & Nutrition Programs

January 3, 2022

Many Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change Resilience programs build women’s economic empowerment by connecting women to agricultural markets, financial institutions, and productive assets, such as land. In fact, 127 of CARE’s FNS and CCR programs reported working in economic development and women’s economic empowerment, reaching 5 million people directly, of whom 3 million were women.

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