Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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At its second meeting in Addis Ababa (16 September 2013) the Steering Committee of the CRP Dryland Systems took the decision to elevate the issues of gender and youth so that they are directly addressed as an Intermediate Development Outcome for the program. The decision was actively promoted and supported by Harry Palmier, representing GFAR on the Steering Committee and Jennie Dey De...
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Posted on : 22/10/2013

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on how FAO and national ministries of agriculture can support and use CEDAW at the country level as a tool for policy development and programming to achieve equality between men and women in agriculture and rural development.

Posted on : 22/10/2013

Joint FAO/WHO Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), PREPARATORY TECHNICAL MEETING , FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy,  13-15 November 2013

The meeting will discuss in successive sessions:

  • Nutrition challenges and changing food systems: global and national perspectives
  • Policies for nutrition-enhancing...
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Posted on : 18/10/2013

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

The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a global observance and not a...

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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

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

(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

The agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, and one of the key reasons is that women do not have equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. This report clearly confirms that the Millennium Development Goals on gender equality (MDG 3) and...

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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

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