Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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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
Cambodia Impact Report: The World Citizens Panel

The "World Citizens Panel" (WCP) was established by Oxfam Novib to measure the impact of its programmes among people living in poverty and injustice. The approach combines quantitative research (impact surveys) with qualitative research (stories of change) and gives participants a voice in...

Posted on 29/05/2015
Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Land and other Assets
Can Social Media Effectively Include Women’s Voices in Decision-making Processes?

Social media has proven potential for mobilizing attention and accountability to women’s rights, and challenging discrimination and stereotypes. Obstacles remain in translating women’s online advocacy to pushing for systemic change through policy. Strategies to enhance social media’s potential...

Posted on 25/05/2015
Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
Type of resource: Policy paper Topic(s): Agricultural Research and Innovation
Gender and Institutional Aspects of Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices: Evidence from Kenya

This paper analyses gender differences in awareness and adoption of climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices. It examines what factors are associated with the likelihood of adoption of a wide range of CSA practices for 376 women and 375 men in two different areas of Kenya. This information is...

Posted on 15/05/2015
Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
Topic(s): Crisis Management and Resilience
Progress Of The World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

Twenty years after the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, and at a time when the global community is defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the post-2015 era, the global consensus on the need to achieve gender equality seems stronger than ever before. Empowering...

Posted on 14/05/2015
Posted by Ms Amelia Ochoa
Topic(s): Agripreneurship, finance and markets

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