Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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Meeting food security, nutrition and gender equality objectives entails applying development approaches that allow rural communities to participate and take control of their future. Of the many approaches used by FAO, there is one that is particularly effective at enabling the most marginalised groups, including women, to take ownership of their development and achieve economic and social...

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Posted on : 12/11/2013
The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) held a successful side event during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held from 7 to 11 October 2013. The meeting brought together gender experts and stakeholders from all areas of...
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Posted on : 15/10/2013

The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.”

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Posted on : 13/10/2013
Women in rice field

The CGIAR Research Program on Rice, also known as the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), brings together over 900 partners from the academic, public, private, and civil society sectors with a stake in rice development. You may have received questions, or have them yourselves about: How does one bring together over 900 partners from such a wide background in a globally-coordinated...

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Posted on : 10/09/2013
Women

GAP partners have come together through their shared concerns at the urgent need for large-scale action on gender-based issues in agriculture, a need that brings together and transcends individual institutional efforts.  Given the enormous and diverse scale of needs, it is crucial that GAP now focuses its collective energy on clearly defined priority areas, where the joined-up actions of the...

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Posted on : 02/08/2013

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