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dc.contributorNajjar, Dinaen_US
dc.creatorRagetlie, Rosalinden_US
dc.identifier.citationRosalind Ragetlie, Dina Najjar. (21/12/2021). Gender-responsive digital extension in Tunisia during the COVID-19 pandemic.en_US
dc.description.abstractProviding farmers with essential agricultural information and training in the era of COVID-19 has been a challenge that has prompted a renewed interest in digital extension services. There is a distinct gender gap however, between men’s and women’s access to, use of, and ability to benefit from information and communication technologies (ICTs), which is compounded by women’s historical marginalization from traditional extension programs. These issues present a challenge to the inclusive delivery of digital extension services. To assess the impact of gender-responsive digital extension in Tunisia during the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying isolation measures, digital extension services were delivered to 121 women and 121 men the Beja, Kef, Zaghouan and Siliana regions of Tunisia (Figure 1). The sample included individual men (N=40) and women (N=41) who were prompted to share the extension information with their spouses, as well as men (N=41) who were not prompted to share. A final group of 40 husband and wife pairs (N=80) both received the same extension information. A gender-responsive approach was implemented, providing select women with mobile phones and delivering the extension information using gender-sensitive language. To improve the accessibility of the information, radio communications were delivered in addition to SMS messages. After 8 months of digital extension, the effectiveness of the intervention was assessed by survey.en_US
dc.titleGender-responsive digital extension in Tunisia during the COVID-19 pandemicen_US
cg.creator.idNajjar, Dina: 0000-0001-9156-7691en_US
cg.contributor.centerWestern University Ontario - UWOen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets - PIMen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - LAFSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Gender Platformen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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