Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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


Evidence of impact: climate-smart agriculture in Africa [Document]

Agriculture across Africa must undergo a significant transformation to meet the multiple challenges of climate change, food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty and environmental degradation. The case studies described here are just some of the climate-smart agricultural practices that already exist in Africa. This publication aims to inspire farmers, researchers, business leaders, policy makers...

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Empowering Women: Uncovering Financial Inclusion Barriers [Document]

Microfinance plays a significant role in providing sustainable livelihoods to disadvantaged groups all over the world. The provision of loans, savings and payment products for the underserved and unbanked populations is critical to promoting inclusive finance. Research shows that over 70% of beneficiaries of the financial inclusion agenda are women. The gender impact of microfinance is...

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Listening to Women Fishers on the Sekong River [Document]

The accelerated economic development of landlocked Laos, combined with extreme climate variables, points to dramatic transformations in subsistence fisheries on its rivers. In the country’s first Fisheries Law, adopted in 2009, co-management of village fisheries is required as a way to promote sustainable development at a local level. The co-management model, however, does not stipulate...

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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;...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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