Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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Gender equality and women’s empowerment are pathways to achieving greater progress in better development outcomes, including reducing greenhouse gases and building resilience for climate change impacts.

Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) hosts this COP21 side-event to highlight innovative approaches to gender-responsive climate-finance....

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Posted on : 04/12/2015

ASEAN countries could boost productivity of their agribusinesses simply by improving opportunities for women to participate in the sector on an equal footing with men, a senior UN official said.

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Posted on : 02/12/2015

Gender equality gets a lot of attention these days, and for good reason: it is not only an issue of fairness but also, for companies, a matter of attracting the best workers, at least half of whom are women. There is also considerable economic value at stake for companies and nations.

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Posted on : 01/12/2015

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 beneficiaries of the financial inclusion agenda are women. The gender impact of microfinance is...

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Posted on : 25/11/2015

The accelerated economic development of landlocked Laos, combined with extreme climate variables, points to dramatic transformations in subsistence fisheries on its rivers. In the country’s first Fisheries Law, adopted in 2009, co-management of village fisheries is required as a way to promote sustainable development at a local level. The co-management model, however, does not stipulate...

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Posted on : 16/11/2015

To provide CGIAR Fund donors and others with regular updates on important advances in research, the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network has begun a series of progress reports, called Change in the Making. These reports are being prepared in close consultation with...

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Posted on : 12/11/2015

This success story written by, Bidhya Shrestha, an agricultural graduate and a former Livelihood Coordinator at World Vision Nepal, is part of YPARD's "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that...

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Posted on : 04/11/2015

The report examines the worlds of farming, agricultural extension and basic and applied scientific research through the eyes of nearly 80 women who work in these fields in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. What these women have in common is that they have all at one time or another been involved with the push–pull programme. Push–pull is a cropping system designed to integrate pest, weed...

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Posted on : 03/11/2015

Les femmes de l’Agriculture Familiale ont réclamé davantage de représentativité et de participation aux mécanismes de prises de décisions, lors d’une réunion tenue au cours de la Vè Conférence mondiale – Construisons le futur : Agriculture Familiale en septembre 2015 à Derio, Bizkaia. Les femmes des zones rurales des cinq...

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Posted on : 28/10/2015

GAP's Distinguished Patron, Prof. Catherine Bertini, provides convincing arguments based on recent data as to why women are key to the nutritional well-being of their families. Yet, they are often invisible to policy-makers, public officials, community leaders, and researchers. She argues that to effect significant decreases in the number of hungry people and improve nutritional and economic...

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Posted on : 23/10/2015

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