Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Publications

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
Empowering women: uncovering financial inclusion barriers
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...

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
24/6/2015
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IFAD Gender and rural development briefs [Document]

The following briefs present experiences, stories and lessons about IFAD’s work at field level. Please read them to know more about what has been done in the various regions to improve the lives of women and girls.

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
11/6/2015
How much of the labor in African agriculture is provided by women?
How much of the labor in African agriculture is provided by women? [Document]

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,...

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
10/6/2015
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How much of the labor in African agriculture is provided by women ? [Document]

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,...

Posted by gap admin
4/6/2015
Cambodia Impact Report: The World Citizens Panel
Cambodia Impact Report: The World Citizens Panel [Document]

The "World Citizens Panel" (WCP) was established by Oxfam Novib to measure the impact of its programmes among people living in poverty and injustice. The approach combines quantitative research (impact surveys) with qualitative research (stories of change) and gives participants a voice in evaluation, and the opportunity to learn how programmes can be improved and to contribute to public...

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
29/5/2015

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