Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Publications

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
10/7/2014
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
23/6/2014
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
29/5/2014
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
29/5/2014
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
12/5/2014
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
5/5/2014
CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Agricultural Production Systems Publishes its Gender Strategy 2014 [Document]

Throughout 2013 GFAR provided technical input to the Drylands Systems CRP by supporting the integration of a gender and youth focus informed by gender experts of the Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP), and with direct support of two GFAR Secretariats staff - one of them tasked to drafting the Strategy - , as well as inputs from YPARD Secretariat.

The CRP DS Gender Strategy has...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
25/3/2014
Land rights, gender equality and donor cooperation [Document]

Development cooperation has contributed to the integration of provisions for strengthening women’s land rights as part of the new wave of land reform which has swept across much of the developing world over the last couple of decades. However, words about land and gender are not enough.

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Posted by gap admin
18/3/2014
Increasing the Productivity and Empowerment of Women Smallholder Farmers [Document]

Agriculture can be an important engine of growth and poverty reduction. However, the sector is underperforming in many countries in part because women, who are often a crucial resource in agriculture and the rural economy, face constraints that reduce their productivity. Aggregate data show that women comprise about 43 percent of the agricultural labor force globally and in developing...

Posted by gap admin
15/3/2014

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