Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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


Breaking the gender mould: voices from the field [Media]
There are many gender mainstreaming workshops that take place each year. Few are successful at motivating behavior change. But a workshop in Gondar, Ethiopia was different. Some researchers came to argue that gender mainstreaming isn’t necessary...
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Annual Report on IFAD Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment [Document]

This document reports on progress in the implementation of the IFAD Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

It was presented to the Executive Board in December 2015 and published in the “Report on IFAD’s Development Effectiveness”.

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Boîtes à outils sectorielles sur Genre de l'AFD [Document]

Depuis mars 2014, l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) s’est dotée d’un nouveau cadre d’intervention transversal (CIT) sur le genre et la réduction des inégalités hommes-femmes dans ses activités. L’objectif de ce CIT est d’améliorer les pratiques d’intégration du genre dans les opérations de l’AFD.


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Teach a woman to fish... [Media]

Ranjitha Puskur, senior policy advisor at the ‪World Fish Center, tells a story of women's empowerment in Bangladesh where smallholder women break gender norms to learn to farm fish and provide better nutrition and income stability for their families. 

This was video was first published by IFADTV on 13 January 2016 as part of its online series AgTalks.

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Looking within the household: a study on gender, food security, and resilience in cocoa-growing communities [Document]

Many West African cocoa households experience a ‘lean season’ before the cocoa harvest, leaving them vulnerable to various events and issues which potentially cause stress – most notably food insecurity. This study, relying primarily on qualitative data from Côte d’Ivoire, examines how income allocation and intra-household dynamics affect household resilience during the lean season. Its...

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Gender mainstreaming in REDD+ and PES: Lessons learned from Vietnam [Document]

Vietnam was the first country in Asia to initiate the national Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) and is one of the countries under UN-REDD and the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). Gender equity is supported by most national laws and strategies, including the national REDD+ program and Forest Protection and Development Law 2014. The Constitution of Vietnam...

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Identifying women farmers: Informal gender norms as institutional barriers to recognizing women’s contributions to agriculture [Document]

Sex-disaggregated data collection is an important step toward understanding women’s contributions to agriculture and including a gender perspective in agricultural research for development. However, social norms both in farming communities and research organizations often limit the amount of data collected from women and, in so doing, reinforce the notion that women are not farmers or...

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State of World Population 2015 - Shelter from the Storm [Media]

The UNFPA has published its State of World Population report 2015 , entitled Shelter from the Storm: A tranformative agenda for women and girls. The report highlights the fragility, vulnerability and growing inequality of women and girls in the face of crisis situations. 


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

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,...

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Video: Women for Climate Action at COP21 [Media]

Women, particularly those in developing countries, are on the frontlines of climate change. One of the focus of the UNFCCC Momentum for Change initiative is "Women for Results" that showcases women leadership on climate action around the world.

This video was originally published by UNFCCC on Dec 10, 2015.

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