Progress report on harnessing gender and social equality for resilience in agri-food systems (her+)

The technical report highlights the progress and achievements of the HER+ Initiative, a collaboration between the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, WorldVeg, and SNV, on the Lersha platform by Green Agro Solution PLC. The project aims to contribute to stakeholders’ understanding of how women can be equal partners and drivers of climate-smart solutions by 2024 and to develop and test methods and tools for designing and implementing Socio-Technical Innovation Bundles (STIBs). This report provides an update on the project’s activities, including how social innovations like farmer registration, active agents, retailer shops, climate advisory services, access to finance, capacity-building initiatives, financial literacy training, extension services, and market linkages where integrated in the project. It discusses the challenges encountered, the lessons learned, and the next steps for the project’s success.