Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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


Gender Inclusive Research: Why and How [Media]

3 reasons why agricultural research should be gender inclusive, and 3 ways to do it. 6-minute animation created by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in collaboration with ICESI University (Colombia).


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Philip Erick Otieno: Gender equality is a men's issue [Media]

Philip Erick Otieno grew up in an urban slum in Kenya and regularly witnessed acts of violence against women and girls. Today he's the Executive Director of...

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Nutrition toolkit on Integrated homestead food production [Document]

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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Evidence of impact: climate-smart agriculture in Africa [Document]

Agriculture across Africa must undergo a significant transformation to meet the multiple challenges of climate change, food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty and environmental degradation. The case studies described here are just some of the climate-smart agricultural practices that already exist in Africa. This publication aims to inspire farmers, researchers, business leaders, policy makers...

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Empowering Women: Uncovering Financial Inclusion Barriers [Document]

Microfinance plays a significant role in providing sustainable livelihoods to disadvantaged groups all over the world. The provision of loans, savings and payment products for the underserved and unbanked populations is critical to promoting inclusive finance. Research shows that over 70% of beneficiaries of the financial inclusion agenda are women. The gender impact of microfinance is...

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Listening to Women Fishers on the Sekong River [Document]

The accelerated economic development of landlocked Laos, combined with extreme climate variables, points to dramatic transformations in subsistence fisheries on its rivers. In the country’s first Fisheries Law, adopted in 2009, co-management of village fisheries is required as a way to promote sustainable development at a local level. The co-management model, however, does not stipulate...

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Women and Climate Change: Impact and Agency in Human Rights, Security, and Economic Development [Document]

The report frames climate change as a universal human rights imperative, a global security threat, and a pervasive economic strain. Cataloguing the effects of climate change, the study examines the gendered dimensions of sea level rising and flooding;...

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From Lab to Land: Women in 'push-pull' agriculture [Document]

The report examines the worlds of farming, agricultural extension and basic and applied scientific research through the eyes of nearly 80 women who work in these fields in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. What these women have in common is that they have all at one time or another been involved with the push–pull programme. Push–pull is a cropping system designed to integrate pest, weed...

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The landscape of gender research at CIFOR 2013-current: A selection of published, to-be-published and ongoing research [Document]

The gender lens is increasingly recognized as vital to modern research—particularly forestry—as more scientific work incorporates a gender approach.

Now, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a new collection highlighting the organization’s gender research since 2013.

From governance and dry forests to value chains and polygynous marriages (those...

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Gender capacity assessment and development methodology and tools: The case of Ethiopia
Gender capacity assessment and development methodology and tools: The case of Ethiopia [Document]

Agricultural development interventions in sub-Saharan Africa tend to favour men. They dominate markets and control family income earned from sales. Women do most of the work and receive fewer benefits. Their access to resources and services is often hindered; they have limited control over assets, access to markets, knowledge and social networks, and decision-making authority. In turn, these...

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