Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Scoping Study of Gender-responsive Agricultural Services for Rural Poverty Reduction in Africa

This report synthesizes findings from seven country scoping studies on gender-responsive approaches to rural advisory services (RAS) in Africa. The studies, which were conducted in seven countries (Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, and Uganda), were meant to identify existing policies, programmes, approaches, and tools into which gender considerations had been injected, and then to provide them as RAS to farmers, with specific focus on women and youth. The scoping studies revealed that all seven countries have gender-responsive national development and agricultural sector policies and strategies, however, most of these policies and strategies have not been operationalised. There is need to breathe life into the policies so that they get translated into measurable actions amongst smallholder farming communities. 


Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa