Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Agricultural Labor and Descent Work

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Expanding opportunities for women is of intrinsic value. It is also instrumental in fostering development. Realizing the potential of all people is needed to ensure growth, productivity, and a vibrant society. Empowering Women: Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa brings new data and analysis to recommend how best to move this agenda forward.
Strengthening the incentives and...

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Posted on : 03/11/2013
​With tremendous progress made over the past two decades in improving the human development status of girls, the outcomes of such investment is becoming clear. Empowered and educated women live and engender healthier lives; contribute to growing economies; protect and develop communities; shift attitudes and break cycles of violence. The more years of education a woman has, the lower the...
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Posted on : 24/10/2013

In commemoration of the International Day of Rural Women (15 October) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October), UN Women is hosting an e-discussion on "Unequal unpaid care work keeps rural women poor and violates their rights - how do we respond?" on its Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment.

The discussion will run from 15 to...

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Posted on : 18/10/2013
The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) held a successful side event during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held from 7 to 11 October 2013. The meeting brought together gender experts and stakeholders from all areas of...
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Posted on : 15/10/2013

October 2013 

Developments in the Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) 

To initiate the partnership, the GFAR Secretariat worked with the gender experts in various UN and other agencies to establish a programme of joint actions to address gender equity issues in agriculture, commissioning key reviews and case studies on engendering agricultural innovation...

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Posted on : 14/10/2013

Why is gender in agriculture in the WANA region important? The agricultural sector in the WANA region is in the process of rapid change, driven by trade liberalization, globalization, technological sophistication, economical and political reform, severe pressure on natural resources, food security, and climate change and, as is the case of WANA crisis countries, political strife. These massive...

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Posted on : 13/10/2013

The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.”


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Posted on : 13/10/2013

This study provides a rich understanding of women and men’s roles and gender dynamics within farmers’ groups in Eastern Madagascar. Findings and recommendations from this study will help improve how to address gender equity in the design of agriculture and food security programs involving farmers’ groups.

Studies of 14 farmers’ groups in two regions of Madagascar were done to analyze...

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Posted on : 12/10/2013
The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) is organizing a side event on “Transforming food systems: empowering women to deliver on Food Security and Nutrition” in the context of the CFS 40 on Thursday October 10th, 2013 between 12:30 and 14:00...
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Posted on : 04/10/2013

This technical guide on Governing land for women and men aims to assist implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security  (FAO, 2012b) by providing guidance that supports the Guidelines’ principle of gender equality in tenure governance. At the...

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Posted on : 03/10/2013


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