Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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


A tool for gender-sensitive agriculture and rural development policy and programme formulation [Document]

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on how FAO and national ministries of agriculture can support and use CEDAW at the country level as a tool for policy development and programming to achieve equality between men and women in agriculture and rural development.

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Women Empowerment for Improved Research in Agricultural Development, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer in the West Asia/ North Africa Region [Document]

Why is gender in agriculture in the WANA region important? The agricultural sector in the WANA region is in the process of rapid change, driven by trade liberalization, globalization, technological sophistication, economical and political reform, severe pressure on natural resources, food security, and climate change and, as is the case of WANA crisis countries, political strife. These massive...

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Considering gender in Farmers’ groups [Document]

This study provides a rich understanding of women and men’s roles and gender dynamics within farmers’ groups in Eastern Madagascar. Findings and recommendations from this study will help improve how to address gender equity in the design of agriculture and food security programs involving farmers’ groups.

Studies of 14 farmers’ groups in two regions of Madagascar were done to analyze...

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Governing Land for Women and Men [Document]

This technical guide on Governing land for women and men aims to assist implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security  (FAO, 2012b) by providing guidance that supports the Guidelines’ principle of gender equality in tenure governance. At the...

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Transforming Gender Relations in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa [Document]

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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Women’s Empowerment, Development Interventions and the Management of Information Flows [Document]

This article takes gender inequalities in the distribution of power as its point of departure. Given the widespread evidence of the extent to which women, particularly poor women, have been marginalised in processes by which development policies are designed and implemented, it suggests that explicit attention needs to be given to strengthening women’s capacity for voice and action at...

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Addressing Gender for Inclusive Development [Document]

Presentation by Jennie Dey de Pryck based on a paper by Naila Kabeer - How to move from gender-aware to gender-transformative development

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AGRA Gender Strategy [Document]

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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State of Food and Agriculture - Women in agriculture: closing the gender gap for development [Document]

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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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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