Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Food and Nutrition Security

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Over the last twenty years, the increasing availability of sex-disaggregated data on household assets has made it ever more evident that women who are empowered to manage resources alongside men tend to be able to ensure better education, health, and nutrition of their children. But, as programs emerged to make practical use of this data and to influence policy and agricultural...

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Posted on : 05/01/2016

Forests and Food: Addressing Hunger and Nutrition Across Sustainable Landscapes is a new publication that was launched in December at the Global Landscapes Forum 2015, held alongside the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention...

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Posted on : 04/01/2016

Integrated homestead food production (IHFP) is considered to be a nutrition-sensitive, pro-poor and women-controlled approach to household food production that includes vegetable and fruit gardens, backyard livestock-raising and small fish ponds. It can enhance poor rural people’s access to a variety of nutritious fresh foods, grown in close proximity to their households and requiring...

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Posted on : 02/12/2015

As the world gears up for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), opening in Paris on November 30th, many of us are concerned that issues of gender equality might be left at a superficial level. So how are partners working together in the Gender and Agriculture Partnership (GAP) addressing climate change challenges, to ensure that gender features...

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Posted on : 01/12/2015

Investing in agriculture is critical if we want to reduce poverty, address climate change, and tackle hunger.  A climate change agreement in Paris is not likely to explicitly address agriculture – but countries are leading the way, by including action on agriculture in their Intended Nationally Determined Commitments (INDCs). 

Will these pledges be enough to deliver food security for...

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Posted on : 01/12/2015

Agnes Quaye farms cocoa in West Africa. Ceclia Mejía Domínguez grows strawberries, maize and potatoes in Honduras. Grace Amma farms and trains farmers in India. What do these three women have in common? They are all leading agricultural figures in their communities. 

Watch all three stories from CropLife International...

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Posted on : 09/11/2015

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

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
Photo credit: V.Atakos/CCAFS

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.

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Posted on : 03/11/2015

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...

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Posted on : 28/10/2015

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