Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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The Joint Programme on “Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women” (JP RWEE)” is the only global initiative where FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women are working together to achieve sustainable development for rural women in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger, and Rwanda.

In 2017, funding of US$ 3,050,595 was received in the JP RWEE Trust Fund (TF...

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Posted on : 31/05/2018

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), taking place in New York 12-23 March, is discussing innovative policies and practical solutions to the multiple challenges women face in rural areas.   

To contribute to this debate, a side event jointly organized by Niger and FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women...

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Posted on : 29/03/2018

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017, discussed innovative ways to empower women in the...

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Posted on : 27/03/2018

10-12 April 2017. Mekelle. First International Conference on Women in Science, Innovation and Development. This 3-day conference celebrated the capacities and achievements of Ethiopian women in Ethiopia and abroad, ranging...

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Posted on : 19/04/2017

This report synthesizes findings from seven country scoping studies on gender-responsive approaches to rural advisory services (RAS) in Africa. The studies, which were conducted in seven countries (Benin, Ethiopia,...

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Posted on : 11/12/2015

The report examines the worlds of farming, agricultural extension and basic and applied scientific research through the eyes of nearly 80 women who work in these fields in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. What these women have in common is that they have all at one time or another been involved with the push–pull programme. Push–pull is a cropping system designed to integrate pest, weed...

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Posted on : 03/11/2015
Gender capacity assessment and development methodology and tools: The case of Ethiopia

Agricultural development interventions in sub-Saharan Africa tend to favour men. They dominate markets and control family income earned from sales. Women do most of the work and receive fewer benefits. Their access to resources and services is often hindered; they have limited control over assets, access to markets, knowledge and social networks, and decision-making authority. In turn, these...

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Posted on : 28/10/2015
©FAO-Olivier Asselin

The contribution of women to labor in African agriculture is regularly quoted in the range of 60 to 80 percent. Using individual-disaggregated, plot-level labor input data from nationally representative household surveys across six Sub-Saharan African countries, this study estimates the average female labor share in crop production at 40 percent. It is slightly above 50 percent in Malawi,...

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Posted on : 04/06/2015
In recent years, the number of mentoring programs for women entrepreneurs has increased worldwide. The MIF’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEempower) initiative and NEXSO want to identify the most innovative mentoring programs for women entrepreneurs that have the best, most effective results, and...
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Posted on : 20/04/2015

* By Nancy Lee, General Manager, Multilateral Investment Fund

Empowering rural women as farmers, entrepreneurs, and leaders throughout the agricultural value chain is a topic with exceptional importance for agricultural productivity, fighting poverty and food security.

Earlier this month, we at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-...

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Posted on : 17/04/2015

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