Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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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
Posted by gap admin
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
Running out of time, the reduction of women's work burden in agricultural production

Based on a broad literature review, this publication discusses rural women’s time poverty in agriculture, elaborates on its possible causes and implications and provides insight into the various types of constraints that affect the...

Posted on 31/07/2015
Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work
The 2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index

GEDI’s women’s entrepreneurship index – the Female Entrepreneurship Index – measures the development of high potential female entrepreneurship worldwide. Defined as “innovative, market expanding, and export oriented,” this gender specific Index utilizes GEDI’s unique framework, methodology, and...

Posted on 27/07/2015
Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
Topic(s): Agripreneurship, finance and markets
Understanding gender dimensions of agriculture and climate change in smallholder farming communities

In Uganda, Ghana and Bangladesh, participatory tools were used for a socio-economic and gender analysis of three topics: climate-smart agriculture (CSA), climate analogue approaches, and climate and weather forecasting. Policy and programme-relevant results were obtained. Smallholders are...

Posted on 24/07/2015
Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
Topic(s): Food and Nutrition Security
Empowering women: uncovering financial inclusion barriers

"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 24/06/2015
Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Agripreneurship, finance and markets
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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.

  • Andean Countries (...
Posted on 11/06/2015
Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
Type of resource: Advocacy & Women's Stories Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work
How much of the labor in African agriculture is provided by women?

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...

Posted on 10/06/2015
Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
Type of resource: Policy Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work
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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...

Posted on 04/06/2015
Posted by gap admin
Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work

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