Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Update n.15

Welcome to the GAP Update! 

GAP Update is a briefing service from the Gender in Agriculture Partnership, a partnership open to all those who work for the economic empowerment of women in agriculture. Our aim is to keep you regularly informed and aware of new initiatives and actions around the world. These stories and features are contributed by partners in the GAP.

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Why academia needs emotional, passionate women

Why academia needs emotional, passionate women

‘Feeling passionate about your research is essential and yet, traditionally, academic work should be rational, methodological, and dispassionate’

Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building

@FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam

Join the new online discussion "Food Security, Gender and Peace-Building" promoted by FAO and Institute of Development Studies

IFAD Annual Report 2014

IFAD Annual report 2014

We’re pleased to share IFAD Annual Report 2014, an overview of IFAD operational, administrative and financial activities during 2014.

The report pays attention to the fact that women now represent about 50 per cent of beneficiaries in IFAD-supported programmes and includes a discussion of successful IFAD approaches in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Small farmers are not who you think - how female farmers are feeding the world

Small farmers are not who you think- how female farmers are feeding the world

In the US, there’s a common children’s song that goes something like..Old McDonald had a farm..and then proceeds to sing on about animals and the noises they make. Thinking about that song now, it will be stuck in my head for at least the next week. But this song is relevant because not all farmers are like “old McDonald”, in fact most farmers are nothing like this fictional old man in overalls at all

Does Uganda sufficiently address gender inequalities in climate policies?

Does Uganda sufficiently address gender inequalities in climate policies?

New Info Note analyses Uganda's climate and development policies from a gender perspective.

The community development office in Nwoya district Uganda gets really busy around December. This is when the main harvest season kicks off and dozens of upset couples flood the office seeking fair solutions to their conflicts over how to spend or share the income

Rural Women, The Heroes Behind Every Village

Rural Women, The Heroes Behind Every Village

By Emad Karim

My mother was 11 years old when she had me, as was her mother when her first child was born.  Both gave everything for us to have a better future. 

I was born in a small village in the south of Egypt almost 30 minutes’ drive from the Valley of the Kings and Queens. My mother, like most of the women of her generation in our village, left school early to marry. As was traditional, her husband - my father - was a relative.