Agricultural Research and Innovation
Gender is a critical dimension of climate-smart agriculture. There are several reasons why. Agricultural growth is one such solution to tackling issues such as food and nutrition insecurity, and poverty that climate change exacerbates. We simply are not going to see the transformative changes in agriculture and food systems that we need to see without also tackling gender issues.
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...Read more
This recently released Module 18 on Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture is a very valuable addition to the influential Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook published by the World Bank, FAO and IFAD in 2008.
The Module provides guidance and a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the...Read more
The gender lens is increasingly recognized as vital to modern research—particularly forestry—as more scientific work incorporates a gender approach.
Now, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a new collection highlighting the organization’s gender research since 2013.
From governance and dry forests to value chains and polygynous marriages (those...Read more
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...Read more
Agricultural development interventions in sub-Saharan Africa tend to favour men. They dominate markets and control family income earned from sales. Women do most of the work and receive fewer benefits. Their access to resources and services is often hindered; they have limited control over assets, access to markets, knowledge and social networks, and decision-making authority. In turn, these...Read more
As a side event to the 42nd Committee on Food Security, World Bank Group, FAO of the UN, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance have organized "Climate-smart agriculture and gender – evidence for equitable, food secure and sustainable agriculture".
Monday 12 October 2015 at 12:...Read more
A celebration of women driving agricultural innovation will be held on Tuesday October 13 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM and is co-organized by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and Advancing Women in Agriculture through Research and Education (AWARE, a program at Cornell University), and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in collaboration with Dow AgroSciences. The...Read more
The Gender Network invites you to a dialogue with Hon. Baleka Mbete Speaker of the South African Parliament “Gender is My Agender” Wednesday 23 rd September 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00
Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO – V.le Terme di Caracalla