Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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Sex-disaggregated data collection is an important step toward understanding women’s contributions to agriculture and including a gender perspective in agricultural research for development. However, social norms both in farming communities and research organizations often limit the amount of data collected from women and, in so doing, reinforce the notion that women are not farmers or...

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Posted on : 04/01/2016

The gender gap, equal pay and the path towards women’s rights have all been at the forefront of the media this year. First, there were the women in Hollywood stepping up the call for equal pay to shining the spotlight on the lack of opportunity for gender and diversity , even behind the camera. Next came the Sustainable...

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Posted on : 28/12/2015

IFAD has just released the twelfth edition of its Gender Newsletter which celebrates achievements in 2015, notably that women now account for almost half (almost 56 million) of people receiving services from IFAD-supported projects. Take a moment to browse the newsletter, which features a new Nutrition toolkit on integrated homestead food production, events on the themes of nutrition and...

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Posted on : 18/12/2015

This report synthesizes findings from seven country scoping studies on gender-responsive approaches to rural advisory services (RAS) in Africa. The studies, which were conducted in seven countries (Benin, Ethiopia,...

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Posted on : 11/12/2015

The IFAD Gender Team is pleased to invite you to attend the third edition of the IFAD Gender Awards to recognize the efforts and achievements of IFAD-supported projects in meeting the strategic objectives of the IFAD Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

The event will take place at IFAD headquarters, in the Italian Conference Room from 15:30 to 17:00 hours on...

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Posted on : 23/11/2015

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is soliciting nominations for the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research.It will be given to a young female researcher of Indian origin in order to recognize and honor outstanding achievements in the field of gender and empowerment of women and girls in India....

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Posted on : 23/11/2015

Rural advisory services (RAS) can play an important role in addressing gender inequalities. However, RAS programmes have often fallen short of expectations to design and implement relevant services to help rural women and men achieve food...

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Posted on : 17/11/2015

As progress is made in conceptualizing how agriculture can better contribute to nutrition, extension and advisory systems are often listed as potential vehicles for realizing nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Yet many agriculture extension agents lack nutrition knowledge, and rarely interact with women farmers. The INGENAES project endeavors to build the capacity of both public and private...

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Posted on : 09/11/2015

This success story written by Taryn Devereux, a Gender in agriculture specialist, is part of YPARD's "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in agricultural development. From...

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Posted on : 04/11/2015

By applying climate information to her farming that she learned from a project implemented by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the National Agency of Meteorology Senegal (ANACIM), Mariama Keita has become a major agricultural producer and a role model for the women...

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Posted on : 03/11/2015

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