Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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


Inspiring women in agriculture [Media]
Posted by Erna Klupacs
Inspiring women in agriculture [Media]

Dr Chavonda Jacobs Young is the Administrator of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Here she talks of her work, the challenges addressed in agricultural research, the role and scope of USDA-ARS and the exciting opportunities for young women in agricultural science.

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Gender-transformative approaches to address inequalities in food, nutrition and economic outcomes in aquatic agricultural systems [Document]

Over the past few decades, scholars and practitioners working on gender and development issues have advocated for more in-depth analyses that explore and foster change in the social institutions that create and perpetuate gender inequalities. Gender integration approaches in a research and development context are thus not something new. However, mainstream agricultural research and development...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Enhancing women’s assets to manage risk under climate change [Document]

A new volume of policy notes summarizes the findings from the project “Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches.” From the IFPRI Research Program on Climate Change, Collective Action, and Women’s Assets, the notes in this collection explore how to protect or strengthen...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Reducing the gender asset gap through agricultural development [Document]

The Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP) team has released a new guide, Reducing the Gender Asset Gap Through Agricultural Development, explains the importance of assets - both tangible assets such as land, labor, and animals and intangible assets such as...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Map of countries where survey respondents are based
Closing the Gap: Gender & Climate-Smart Agriculture [Document]

In one of its first global partnerships, the World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre) is collaborating with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) to enhance South-South cooperation on...

Posted by Leisa Perch
Gender Equality - Assessment Paper [Document]

Irma Clots-Figueras, Associate Professor of Economics at Carlos III Madrid University, makes a strong case that gender equality targets are not just about rights – they also make economic sense. She argues that ensuring reproductive health, economic and legal rights, educating girls and increasing representation in...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Gender and Environmental Change in the Developing World [Document]

This report reviews the literature and evidence within the fields of gender, climate change and disasters, suggesting that although there are gaps in existing knowledge, policy is often not based on the existing evidence but on stereotypical notions.

Drawing lessons from the gender and development literature, it outlines some of the key areas of debate common across the three...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Gender and Sustainability - Annual Review of Environment and Resources [Document]

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...

Posted by Erna Klupacs
Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP) Toolkit [Document]

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:

Posted by Chiara Kovarik