Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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This document reports on progress in the implementation of the IFAD Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

It was presented to the Executive Board in December 2015 and published in the “Report on IFAD’s Development Effectiveness”.

To download the Annual Report on IFAD...

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Posted on : 27/01/2016

Depuis mars 2014, l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) s’est dotée d’un nouveau cadre d’intervention transversal (CIT) sur le genre et la réduction des inégalités hommes-femmes dans ses activités. L’objectif de ce CIT est d’améliorer les pratiques d’intégration du genre dans les opérations de l’AFD.


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Posted on : 25/01/2016

Researchers at the University of Manchester are scrutinising their own environment in an effort to understand why women are underrepresented in positions of power and how gender parity can be achieved. In this...

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Posted on : 14/01/2016

Many West African cocoa households experience a ‘lean season’ before the cocoa harvest, leaving them vulnerable to various events and issues which potentially cause stress – most notably food insecurity. This study, relying primarily on qualitative data from Côte d’Ivoire, examines how income allocation and intra-household dynamics affect household resilience during the lean season. Its...

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Posted on : 11/01/2016

Registrations are open for the Youth for Gender Equality Forum under Step it up for Gender Equality initiative that is an interactive and inspiring initiative to promote dialogue, exchange, learning and networking for people engaged in promoting gender equality in their daily lives.

The forum will be held from 2 to 4 March 2016 at European Parliament in Brussels.

The initiative...

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Posted on : 30/12/2015

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in collaboration with various stakeholders, has published a suite of resources for mainstreaming gender in agricultural services and agribusiness:

1) A report synthesizing findings from seven country...

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Posted on : 11/12/2015

Climate finance mechanisms – both public and private – can provide support to projects and women-led businesses for mitigation and adaptation activities that also address Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Five for women’s empowerment and gender equality. These mechanisms can develop innovative instruments for women’s organisations and businesses to access dedicated funds and loans for this...

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Posted on : 09/12/2015

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


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