Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Publications

Women and Climate Change: Impact and Agency in Human Rights, Security, and Economic Development [Document]

The report frames climate change as a universal human rights imperative, a global security threat, and a pervasive economic strain. Cataloguing the effects of climate change, the study examines the gendered dimensions of sea level rising and flooding;...

Posted by gap admin
9/11/2015
From Lab to Land: Women in 'push-pull' agriculture [Document]

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...

Posted by gap admin
3/11/2015
Photo: Carol Colfer/CIFOR
The landscape of gender research at CIFOR 2013-current: A selection of published, to-be-published and ongoing research [Document]

The gender lens is increasingly recognized as vital to modern research—particularly forestry—as more scientific work incorporates a gender approach.

Now, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a new collection highlighting the organization’s gender research since 2013.

From governance and dry forests to value chains and polygynous marriages (those...

Posted by gap admin
2/11/2015
Gender capacity assessment and development methodology and tools: The case of Ethiopia
Gender capacity assessment and development methodology and tools: The case of Ethiopia [Document]

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...

Posted by gap admin
28/10/2015
Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change
Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change [Document]

Despite abundant evidence about their importance, unpaid care work and unequal division of labour between women and men are largely invisible in development policy and programmes. This case study of a value chain development (VCD) programme in Uganda argues that it is possible to change gender norms and relations that have existed for generations, and that this improves development...

Posted by gap admin
26/10/2015
Cultivating Equality: Delivering Just and Sustainable Food Systems in a Changing Climate [Document]

Today, the world faces a greater challenge perhaps than ever before: tackling hunger and malnutrition in the face of climate change and increasing natural resource scarcity. Civil society, governments, researchers, donors, and the private sector are simultaneously debating and collaborating to find solutions. But the dialogue is over-emphasizing food production. If we are to achieve the...

Posted by gap admin
19/10/2015
Running out of time, the reduction of women's work burden in agricultural production
Running out of time: The reduction of women's work burden in agricultural production [Document]

Based on a broad literature review, this publication discusses rural women’s time poverty in agriculture, elaborates on its possible causes and implications and provides insight into the various types of constraints that affect the adoption of solutions for reducing work burden. This paper raises questions about the adequacy of...

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
31/7/2015
Informal Workers’ Access to Healthcare [Media]

This video by WIEGO and partners, Asiye eTafuleni(AeT) in South Africa; HomeNet Thailand; and the Self-Employed Women's Association in India tells the stories of informal workers and the difficulties they face in accessing health services in their respective countries. It also presents some of the solutions that each of these organizations has developed to mitigate against these barriers to...

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
28/7/2015
The 2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index
The 2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index [Document]

GEDI’s women’s entrepreneurship index – the Female Entrepreneurship Index – measures the development of high potential female entrepreneurship worldwide. Defined as “innovative, market expanding, and export oriented,” this gender specific Index utilizes GEDI’s unique framework, methodology, and global approach in order to capture the multi-dimensional aspects of entrepreneurial development....

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
27/7/2015
Understanding gender dimensions of agriculture and climate change in smallholder farming communities
Understanding gender dimensions of agriculture and climate change in smallholder farming communities [Document]

In Uganda, Ghana and Bangladesh, participatory tools were used for a socio-economic and gender analysis of three topics: climate-smart agriculture (CSA), climate analogue approaches, and climate and weather forecasting. Policy and programme-relevant results were obtained. Smallholders are changing agricultural practices due to observations of climatic and environmental change. Women appear to...

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
24/7/2015

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