Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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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 on 29/05/2014
Posted by Erna Klupacs
Topic(s): Agripreneurship, finance and markets, Agricultural Labor and Descent Work

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...

Posted on 12/05/2014
Posted by Erna Klupacs
Topic(s): Food and Nutrition Security

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...

Posted on 05/05/2014
Posted by Erna Klupacs
Type of resource: Policy paper Topic(s): Agripreneurship, finance and markets, Food and Nutrition Security, Agricultural Labor and Descent Work

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...

Posted on 25/03/2014
Posted by Erna Klupacs
Topic(s): Food and Nutrition Security, Agricultural Labor and Descent Work, Agricultural Policies

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 on 18/03/2014
Posted by gap admin
Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Agripreneurship, finance and markets, Food and Nutrition Security, Agricultural Labor and Descent Work, Crisis Management and Resilience

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...

Posted on 15/03/2014
Posted by gap admin
Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work

This study sought to investigate the existing constraints and opportunities for mainstreaming gender equality into the work of African Agricultural Research and Development (ARD), so that the findings would serve as a road map for effective gender mainstreaming in African ARD. The study...

Posted on 10/03/2014
Posted by Harry Palmier
Type of resource: Research paper Topic(s): Food and Nutrition Security, Agricultural Research and Innovation

Cathy McGowan is a sheep farmer, researcher and businesswoman. Her award winning leadership programs have had a major impact on increasing the participation of women in Australian agricultural industries. She was a founding member of Australian Women in Agriculture...

Posted on 31/01/2014
Posted by gap admin
Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work, Land and other Assets
Policy-makers worldwide have traditionally assumed that fisheries are a male domain. The policy agenda has for decades given priority to the production sphere, where men generally predominate, and has...
Posted on 27/01/2014
Posted by gap admin
Topic(s): Food and Nutrition Security, Agricultural Labor and Descent Work
Evidence from BRAC’s challenging the frontiers of poverty reduction—Targeting the ultra poor program in Bangladesh
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Posted on 13/01/2014
Posted by gap admin
Topic(s): Land and other Assets

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