Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Food and Nutrition Security

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This book is the result of a process to better understand the role of gender in agriculture that was initiated by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in 2009. Recognizing the importance of empowering women farmers, Sida commissioned a study of the gender aspects of five of its major agricultural programmes.

The case studies from Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique,...

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Posted on : 02/10/2013

AGRA’s commitment to gender mainstreaming is motivated by its mandate to transform African agriculture and reduce poverty and hunger. It is attempting to do so by raising farm yields, productivity and incomes of millions of small-scale farmers, including women who are critical players in African agriculture.
There is compelling evidence to show that relative to their male counterparts,...

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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

Gender experts from across the CGIAR met in Montpellier in the week of 17 June, 2013 to explore how to bring a stronger gender focus across international research work in the CGIAR and its new Research-for-development Programmes (CRPs).The gender agenda features prominently in new...

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Posted on : 26/09/2013

CLIMATE CHANGE does not affect everyone in the same way. Men and women are affected differently. Their responses to the impacts of climate change also differ, especially when it comes to safeguarding their food security and livelihoods. Although women are important food producers and providers, they have limited access to and control of resources, on the one hand. On the other hand, because of...

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Posted on : 26/09/2013

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
Women in rice field

The CGIAR Research Program on Rice, also known as the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), brings together over 900 partners from the academic, public, private, and civil society sectors with a stake in rice development. You may have received questions, or have them yourselves about: How does one bring together over 900 partners from such a wide background in a globally-coordinated...

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Posted on : 10/09/2013
In 2013, the international community will review progress on the Millennium Development Goals, two years before the target date for their achievement.  Policy discussions will also begin on the post-2015 framework for international development. For the first half of the year, Ireland will hold the EU Presidency. 
 
It is essential that these policy processes be...
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Posted on : 02/08/2013
Women

GAP partners have come together through their shared concerns at the urgent need for large-scale action on gender-based issues in agriculture, a need that brings together and transcends individual institutional efforts.  Given the enormous and diverse scale of needs, it is crucial that GAP now focuses its collective energy on clearly defined priority areas, where the joined-up actions of the...

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Posted on : 02/08/2013

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