Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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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

Presentation by Jennie Dey de Pryck based on a paper by Naila Kabeer - How to move from gender-aware to gender-transformative development

Posted on : 01/10/2013

AGRA’s commitment to gender mainstreaming is motivated by its mandate to transform African agriculture and reduce poverty and hunger. It is attempting to do so by raising farm yields, productivity and incomes of millions of small-scale farmers, including women who are critical players in African agriculture.
There is compelling evidence to show that relative to their male counterparts,...

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Posted on : 29/09/2013

(New York, 23 September) - Against the backdrop of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, UN Women in partnership with the Government of Canada today launched the Global Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment (www.empowerwomen.org). This open online platform seeks to re-vitalize women’s economic empowerment by building...

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Posted on : 29/09/2013

Recognizing the role of gender equality, key development organizations have engaged in a process of mainstreaming gender into agricultural development. The World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) have made some progress in their gender-mainstreaming strategies and have recently embarked on more action-oriented...

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Posted on : 25/09/2013
Women

GAP partners have come together through their shared concerns at the urgent need for large-scale action on gender-based issues in agriculture, a need that brings together and transcends individual institutional efforts.  Given the enormous and diverse scale of needs, it is crucial that GAP now focuses its collective energy on clearly defined priority areas, where the joined-up actions of the...

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Posted on : 02/08/2013

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