Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Publications

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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
Can Social Media Effectively Include Women’s Voices in Decision-making Processes?
Can Social Media Effectively Include Women’s Voices in Decision-making Processes? [Document]

Social media has proven potential for mobilizing attention and accountability to women’s rights, and challenging discrimination and stereotypes. Obstacles remain in translating women’s online advocacy to pushing for systemic change through policy. Strategies to enhance social media’s potential for women’s empowerment include facilitating their access to technology; increasing women’s...

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
25/5/2015
Gender and Institutional Aspects of Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices: Evidence from Kenya
Gender and Institutional Aspects of Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices: Evidence from Kenya [Document]

This paper analyses gender differences in awareness and adoption of climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices. It examines what factors are associated with the likelihood of adoption of a wide range of CSA practices for 376 women and 375 men in two different areas of Kenya. This information is aimed at improving the targeting and design of interventions that are trying to achieve greater and...

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
15/5/2015
Progress Of The World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights
Progress Of The World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights [Document]

Twenty years after the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, and at a time when the global community is defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the post-2015 era, the global consensus on the need to achieve gender equality seems stronger than ever before. Empowering women and girls is among the goals aspired to by all, from grassroots organizations, trade unions...

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
14/5/2015
Social impacts of oil palm in Indonesia: A gendered perspective from West Kalimantan
Social impacts of oil palm in Indonesia: A gendered perspective from West Kalimantan [Document]

Oil palm plantations and smallholdings are expanding massively in Indonesia. Proponents highlight the potential for job creation and poverty alleviation, but scholars are more cautious, noting that social impacts of oil palm are not well understood. This report draws upon primary research in West Kalimantan to explore the gendered dynamics of oil palm among smallholders and plantation workers...

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
13/5/2015
Jennifer Twyman & Jacqueline Ashby bust myths about gender, farming and climate change [Media]

"At the cutting edge: current knowledge on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change" 

Keynote presentation by Jacqueline Ashby, CGIAR Senior Advisor on Gender and Research and Jennifer Twyman, Gender Specialist, CIAT, at the seminar on Closing the gender gap in farming under climate change held 19 March 2015 in Paris

Read more about the event: ...

Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
12/5/2015
ENERGIA News - May 2015 [Document]
Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
11/5/2015

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