Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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The First Global Conference on Women in Agriculture (GCWA) was held in New Delhi from 13- 15 March 2012 to address a critical gap identified in the GCARD Roadmap (2010): the neglect of...
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Posted on : 04/11/2013
​With tremendous progress made over the past two decades in improving the human development status of girls, the outcomes of such investment is becoming clear. Empowered and educated women live and engender healthier lives; contribute to growing economies; protect and develop communities; shift attitudes and break cycles of violence. The more years of education a woman has, the lower the...
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Posted on : 24/10/2013
At its second meeting in Addis Ababa (16 September 2013) the Steering Committee of the CRP Dryland Systems took the decision to elevate the issues of gender and youth so that they are directly addressed as an Intermediate Development Outcome for the program. The decision was actively promoted and supported by Harry Palmier, representing GFAR on the Steering Committee and Jennie Dey De...
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Posted on : 22/10/2013

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on how FAO and national ministries of agriculture can support and use CEDAW at the country level as a tool for policy development and programming to achieve equality between men and women in agriculture and rural development.

Posted on : 22/10/2013

In this video message, Prof. MS Swaminathan, Co-Patron of the Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP), underlines the importance of working together for women`s rights in agriculture. He emphasizes that women are the managers of food security at the household level, they...

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Posted on : 21/10/2013

« Agriculture: femme, homme, quelle différence ? » avec Anna Crole-Rees, agro-économiste, consultante internationale

Saviez-vous que si les femmes des zones rurales des pays en développement avaient le même accès que les hommes aux ressources et aux opportunités, la production agricole pourrait augmenter et le nombre d’affamés fortement diminuer ? Les inégalités...
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Posted on : 21/10/2013

As the world celebrates the International day of Rural women, the CGIAR research program on livestock and fish continues to highlight the gender agenda. The program’s gender strategy operates along a...

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Posted on : 18/10/2013

In commemoration of the International Day of Rural Women (15 October) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October), UN Women is hosting an e-discussion on "Unequal unpaid care work keeps rural women poor and violates their rights - how do we respond?" on its Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment.

The discussion will run from 15 to...

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Posted on : 18/10/2013

Joint FAO/WHO Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), PREPARATORY TECHNICAL MEETING , FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy,  13-15 November 2013

The meeting will discuss in successive sessions:

  • Nutrition challenges and changing food systems: global and national perspectives
  • Policies for nutrition-enhancing...
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Posted on : 18/10/2013

October 2013 

Developments in the Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) 

To initiate the partnership, the GFAR Secretariat worked with the gender experts in various UN and other agencies to establish a programme of joint actions to address gender equity issues in agriculture, commissioning key reviews and case studies on engendering agricultural innovation...

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Posted on : 14/10/2013

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