2014 has been declared as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). As this year closes, it is timely to take stock of how gender dynamics and women’s rights have been considered in the framework of studies and activities related to the IYFF, and what lessons can be learned for addressing gender issues in family farming.
While there has been some attention to gender issues in the studies and activities related to the International Year of Family Farming, in a context of strong concerns about land grabbing and food security, the overall focus of debate has tended to be on small farmers as a whole vs corporate capital and large farms.
For this reason, ILC is launching an open online debate on how to address gender dynamics and women’s rights in all policy-making and interventions around family farming.
The discussion will be hosted by the Land Portal from 10 - 19 December 2014 here: http://landportal.info/debate/women-family-farming
Please join the debate and share your experience and reflections!
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