Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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


Map of countries where survey respondents are based
Closing the Gap: Gender & Climate-Smart Agriculture [Document]

In one of its first global partnerships, the World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre) is collaborating with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) to enhance South-South cooperation on...

Posted by Leisa Perch
Gender Equality - Assessment Paper [Document]

Irma Clots-Figueras, Associate Professor of Economics at Carlos III Madrid University, makes a strong case that gender equality targets are not just about rights – they also make economic sense. She argues that ensuring reproductive health, economic and legal rights, educating girls and increasing representation in...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Gender and Environmental Change in the Developing World [Document]

This report reviews the literature and evidence within the fields of gender, climate change and disasters, suggesting that although there are gaps in existing knowledge, policy is often not based on the existing evidence but on stereotypical notions.

Drawing lessons from the gender and development literature, it outlines some of the key areas of debate common across the three...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Gender and Sustainability - Annual Review of Environment and Resources [Document]

Sustainability and gender have been prominent on the development agenda since the 1980s, but there has been little systematic study of the links between the two. This review draws on ecofeminist theory, feminist political ecology, intrahousehold literature, and natural resource management case studies and reviews to examine how...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP) Toolkit [Document]

The GAAP Gender & Assets toolkit, originally created in February 2012, has now been updated! This updated version includes case studies from each of the portfolio projects, a new section on key "lessons learned", and links to the tools used in each project. More information on GAAP can be found at the GAAP blog:

Posted by Chiara Kovarik
Gender Inequalities in Rural Employment in Tanzania Mainland [Document]

This country profile, prepared by the Social Protection Division (ESP) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), aims to contribute to a better understanding of the types and the degree of existing employment-related gender inequalities in rural settings of Tanzania Mainland and highlight key areas of attention for policy makers conducive to poverty reduction and...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Mainstreaming Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture [Document]

International organizations have spearheaded initiatives to increase the focus on gender issues. FAO's The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012 highlighted gender mainstreaming as a key issue facing the sector. These developments led the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department to decide to review its progress in advancing gender equality in fisheries and aquaculture development and...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Training guide - Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development [Document]

The guide is an important resource for development professionals and researchers working with households and communities. The objective of the gender and climate training guide is to address the lack of information on how men and women adapt to, and mitigate climate change.

The Participatory Action Research methods and activities of the guide help ensure that gender is reflected in...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Measuring Progress Toward Empowerment - Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index: Baseline Report [Document]

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarizing both findings from the WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outcomes of interest to the US Government’s Feed the Future...

Posted by Chiara Kovarik
A review of Ethiopia small ruminant value chains from a gender perspective [Document]

Sheep and goats are generally considered a key asset for rural livelihoods with advantages over other large livestock. They also play significant economic and cultural roles. In the Ethiopian highlands mixed crop-livestock and lowland pastoral system, goats have a very important role contributing to food security as well as mitigating environmental risks due to their unique adaptation to arid...

Posted by Erna Klupacs