Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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The First Global Conference on Women in Agriculture (GCWA) was held in New Delhi from 13- 15 March 2012 to address a critical gap identified in the GCARD Roadmap (2010): the neglect of...
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Posted on : 04/11/2013

Women play an important role in the global ricesector as both paid and unpaid family labor. Inmany parts of Asia, women contribute at least half of the total labor input in rice production, performing backbreaking tasks such as transplanting and weeding. After harvest, it is usually the women who take care of seed storage and processing of rice (drying, milling...

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Posted on : 03/11/2013

Linking agriculture with nutrition and improving the nutritional impact of agriculture programmes and interventions is the topic of a growing international agenda. The objective of this report is to assess to what extent this global agenda is actually translating into action at country...

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Posted on : 02/11/2013

In this video message, Prof. MS Swaminathan, Co-Patron of the Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP), underlines the importance of working together for women`s rights in agriculture. He emphasizes that women are the managers of food security at the household level, they...

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Posted on : 21/10/2013

« Agriculture: femme, homme, quelle différence ? » avec Anna Crole-Rees, agro-économiste, consultante internationale

Saviez-vous que si les femmes des zones rurales des pays en développement avaient le même accès que les hommes aux ressources et aux opportunités, la production agricole pourrait augmenter et le nombre d’affamés fortement diminuer ? Les inégalités...
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Posted on : 21/10/2013

In commemoration of the International Day of Rural Women (15 October) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October), UN Women is hosting an e-discussion on "Unequal unpaid care work keeps rural women poor and violates their rights - how do we respond?" on its Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment.

The discussion will run from 15 to...

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Posted on : 18/10/2013

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

Source: devex

By Stephen Hall

A joint post with Ranjitha Puskur, senior scientist for policy, economics, and social science at...

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Posted on : 17/10/2013
The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) held a successful side event during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held from 7 to 11 October 2013. The meeting brought together gender experts and stakeholders from all areas of...
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Posted on : 15/10/2013

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

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