Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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


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
Funding Female Farmers for a Less Hungry World [Media]

The video calls upon eaters, business leaders, policymakers, funders, and donors to invest more in women for greater nutritional diversity, healthier children, children who do better in school, a stronger economy, and a less hungry world.

Posted by Erna Klupacs
P4P’s Women’s Empowerment Pathways: Roadblocks and Successes [Document]

This report discusses how WFP has approached gender mainstreaming in its Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative, and examines how P4P contributed to empowering smallholder women farmers over a five-year pilot period. It documents how WFP went beyond adopting symbolic gender considerations to embrace a transformative agenda in the drive for women’s economic empowerment. The analysis centres on...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition [Document]

This report addresses a frequently overlooked but extremely important part of world food and nutrition security: the role and importance of fish in seeking food and nutrition security for all. Fisheries and aquaculture have often been arbitrarily separated from other parts of the food and agricultural systems in food security studies, debates and policy-making. I applaud the...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Conservation of Agro-Biodiversity in Timor-Leste – A gender based approach [Document]

In Timor-Leste, one of the newest countries in the world (independence from Indonesia in 2002), food security is a prevalent problem, especially in rural areas. 79% of the Timorese population suffer at least 2 months a year from food shortages. Half of the children under 5 years are undernourished. At the same time, the country has to offer an extraordinary abundance of agro-biodiversity (ABD...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Gender Research in Natural Resource Management - Building Capacities in the Middle East and North Africa [Document]

The aim of this book is to highlight the role that gender research can play in understanding natural resource management and rural development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and how hands-on training and mentoring can be used as a...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Does the feminisation of agricultural labour empower women? Insight from female labour contractors and workers in northwest Syria [Document]
With major socio-economic changes in the Middle East and North Africa spurring men’s exit from agriculture, women now represent over 60 per cent of the agricultural workforce in several countries.
Drawing on original field research,...
Posted by Erna Klupacs
Decision tools for family poultry development [Document]

The global human population is growing rapidly and consumption patterns are shifting towards a significant and increasing demand for animal products. The livestock sub-sector accounts for about 30  percent of the agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) in developing countries and is growing faster than most other agricultural sub-sectors. Livestock is fundamental to the livelihoods of about...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Agriculture Gender Strategy - Rwanda [Document]

The government of Rwanda has made a strong political commitment to gender equity and equality and is determined to see this reflected in government policies at all levels. Therefore, Rwanda is signatory to various international conventions, including, the Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and...

Posted by Erna Klupacs