Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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Shaping my future in Gender, Agriculture and Global Development

Moses Owiny, Project Officer with the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), kicks off the "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in agricultural development. From research to private sector, mass media to civil society...

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Posted on : 20/01/2015

For Africa to achieve food self-sufficiency, governments must give a greater decision-making role to African agriculture’s most important actors: Women.

Often marginalised when it comes to land ownership, agricultural education, access to credit and control of the proceeds of agricultural sales, women must be allowed to break out of a poverty trap that prevents greater productivity....

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Posted on : 19/01/2015

Source: CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

ILRI's Violet Barasa reports on recent Livestock and Fish CRP lessons from using a pilot gender capacity assessment methodology in Tanzania.

Debate on more in-depth analyses of institutional and individual...

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Posted on : 14/01/2015

Source: UNFAO

Closing gender gaps in agriculture can generate significant gains for the sector and for the society as a whole by improving nutrition, food security and income levels, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...

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Posted on : 08/01/2015

Over the past few decades, scholars and practitioners working on gender and development issues have advocated for more in-depth analyses that explore and foster change in the social institutions that create and perpetuate gender inequalities. Gender integration approaches in a research and development context are thus not something new. However, mainstream agricultural research and development...

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Posted on : 05/01/2015
Our future - Women in Agriculture

According to Statistical Information on Nepalese Agriculture (2011/2012), 65.6% of Nepali population is involved in agriculture and is still suffering from food insecurity and starvation. Though many inventions, policies and efforts were made in order to improve Nepali citizens’ livelihoods, effective...

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Posted on : 16/12/2014

Source: IFPRI

by Rebecca Sullivan

Gender disparities are a pervasive challenge in many lines of work, including farming. Even as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was producing The State of Food and Agriculture...

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Posted on : 15/12/2014

2014 has been declared as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). As this year closes, it is timely to take stock of how gender dynamics and women’s rights have been considered in the framework of studies and activities related to the IYFF, and what lessons can be learned for addressing gender issues in family farming.

While there has been some attention to gender issues in...

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Posted on : 11/12/2014

In September 2014, the...

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Posted on : 26/11/2014

Irma Clots-Figueras, Associate Professor of Economics at Carlos III Madrid University, makes a strong case that gender equality targets are not just about rights – they also make economic sense. She argues that ensuring reproductive health, economic and legal rights, educating girls and increasing representation in...

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Posted on : 18/11/2014

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