Land and other Assets
Source: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
SEI’s research on gender focuses on how unequal power relations, formal and informal, affect development opportunities and vulnerability to climate change and other hazards. It also examines the role of institutions in addressing inequalities.
Men and women play different roles...
The IFAD, the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation of Nepal, the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF), the Nepal Agriculture Co-Operative Central Federation Ltd. (NACCFL) and PROCASUR are honoured to launch the Learning Route: "Women's Empowerment, New Businesses and Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Nepal" from the 06th to the 13th December 2014.
The Route is hosted by...
Sustainability and gender have been prominent on the development agenda since the 1980s, but there has been little systematic study of the links between the two. This review draws on ecofeminist theory, feminist political ecology, intrahousehold literature, and natural resource management case studies and reviews to examine how...Read more
Message from John McIntire
Associate Vice-President, Programme Management Department
IFAD Gender Champion
In recognition of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) in 2014, IFAD is dedicating the International Day of Rural Women on 15 October to the millions of rural women worldwide who live and work on family farms.
It is estimated that smallholder...Read more
The GAAP Gender & Assets toolkit, originally created in February 2012, has now been updated! This updated version includes case studies from each of the portfolio projects, a new section on key "lessons learned", and links to the tools used in each project. More information on GAAP can be found at the GAAP blog: http://gaap.ifpri.info/
October 15 marks the annual celebration of International Day of Rural Women(IDRW). The United Nations established this day to commemorate the vital role and contribution of rural women throughout the world in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving global food and nutrition security, and eradicating rural poverty.
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This FAO-World Bank film addresses the challenges to increasing female land ownership in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia). Although sound legal frameworks protecting women’s rights to own property are in place throughout the region, longstanding customs and traditions continue to favor male property ownership.
A joint FAO-...Read more
International organizations have spearheaded initiatives to increase the focus on gender issues. FAO's The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012 highlighted gender mainstreaming as a key issue facing the sector. These developments led the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department to decide to review its progress in advancing gender equality in fisheries and aquaculture development and...Read more
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarizing both findings from the WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outcomes of interest to the US Government’s Feed the Future...Read more
Just a month ago, the members of Shanti Ama Samuha, a local women’s group in Bharatpur, Nepal, made the bold commitment to maintain greenery in their surrounding environment within the program "Women Awareness Program on Climate Change and Solid Waste Management" organized by Tunza Eco Generation.
Assisted by this very effective program,...Read more