Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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Agriculture across Africa must undergo a significant transformation to meet the multiple challenges of climate change, food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty and environmental degradation. The case studies described here are just some of the climate-smart agricultural practices that already...

Posted on 26/11/2015
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Topic(s): Crisis Management and Resilience

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...

Posted on 25/11/2015
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Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work, Agricultural Policies

The accelerated economic development of landlocked Laos, combined with extreme climate variables, points to dramatic transformations in subsistence fisheries on its rivers. In the country’s first Fisheries Law, adopted in 2009, co-management of village fisheries is required as a way to promote...

Posted on 16/11/2015
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Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work, Agricultural Policies

The report frames climate change as a universal human rights imperative, a global security threat, and a pervasive economic strain. Cataloguing the effects...

Posted on 09/11/2015
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Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Crisis Management and Resilience

The report examines the worlds of farming, agricultural extension and basic and applied scientific research through the eyes of nearly 80 women who work in these fields in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. What these women have in common is that they have all at one time or another been...

Posted on 03/11/2015
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Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work, Agricultural Research and Innovation
Photo: Carol Colfer/CIFOR

The gender lens is increasingly recognized as vital to modern research—particularly forestry—as more scientific work incorporates a gender approach.

Now, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a new collection highlighting the organization’s gender research...

Posted on 02/11/2015
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Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Agricultural Research and Innovation
Gender capacity assessment and development methodology and tools: The case of Ethiopia

Agricultural development interventions in sub-Saharan Africa tend to favour men. They dominate markets and control family income earned from sales. Women do most of the work and receive fewer benefits. Their access to resources and services is often hindered; they have limited control over...

Posted on 28/10/2015
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Type of resource: Case study Topic(s): Agricultural Research and Innovation
Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change

Despite abundant evidence about their importance, unpaid care work and unequal division of labour between women and men are largely invisible in development policy and programmes. This case study of a value chain development (VCD) programme in Uganda argues that it is possible to change...

Posted on 26/10/2015
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Type of resource: Case study Topic(s): Agricultural Policies

GAP's Distinguished Patron, Prof. Catherine Bertini, provides convincing arguments based on recent data as to why women are key to the nutritional well-being of their families. Yet, they are often invisible to policy-makers, public officials, community leaders, and researchers. She argues that...

Posted on 23/10/2015
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Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work

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...

Posted on 19/10/2015
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Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Crisis Management and Resilience

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