Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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Throughout 2013 GFAR provided technical input to the Drylands Systems CRP by supporting the integration of a gender and youth focus informed by gender experts of the Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP), and with direct support of two GFAR Secretariats staff - one of them tasked to drafting...

Posted on 25/03/2014
Posted by Erna Klupacs
Topic(s): Food and Nutrition Security, Agricultural Labor and Descent Work, Agricultural Policies

Development cooperation has contributed to the integration of provisions for strengthening women’s land rights as part of the new wave of land reform which has swept across much of the developing world over the last couple of decades. However, words about land and gender are not enough.

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Posted on 18/03/2014
Posted by gap admin
Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Agripreneurship, finance and markets, Food and Nutrition Security, Agricultural Labor and Descent Work, Crisis Management and Resilience

Agriculture can be an important engine of growth and poverty reduction. However, the sector is underperforming in many countries in part because women, who are often a crucial resource in agriculture and the rural economy, face constraints that reduce their productivity. Aggregate data show that...

Posted on 15/03/2014
Posted by gap admin
Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work

This study sought to investigate the existing constraints and opportunities for mainstreaming gender equality into the work of African Agricultural Research and Development (ARD), so that the findings would serve as a road map for effective gender mainstreaming in African ARD. The study...

Posted on 10/03/2014
Posted by Harry Palmier
Type of resource: Research paper Topic(s): Food and Nutrition Security, Agricultural Research and Innovation

Cathy McGowan is a sheep farmer, researcher and businesswoman. Her award winning leadership programs have had a major impact on increasing the participation of women in Australian agricultural industries. She was a founding member of Australian Women in Agriculture...

Posted on 31/01/2014
Posted by gap admin
Topic(s): Agricultural Labor and Descent Work, Land and other Assets
Policy-makers worldwide have traditionally assumed that fisheries are a male domain. The policy agenda has for decades given priority to the production sphere, where men generally predominate, and has...
Posted on 27/01/2014
Posted by gap admin
Topic(s): Food and Nutrition Security, Agricultural Labor and Descent Work
Evidence from BRAC’s challenging the frontiers of poverty reduction—Targeting the ultra poor program in Bangladesh
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Posted on 13/01/2014
Posted by gap admin
Topic(s): Land and other Assets

Fishery changes, caused by modernization and mechanization, globalization and environmental disasters, shift the working spaces, continually destroy and create jobs and livelihoods, and bring greater overlaps in women’s and men’s roles in the household, factory and market place....

Posted on 03/12/2013
Posted by Meryl Williams
Type of resource: Report Topic(s): Food and Nutrition Security, Agricultural Labor and Descent Work, Agricultural Research and Innovation, Crisis Management and Resilience, Land and other Assets, Agricultural Policies

Meeting food security, nutrition and gender equality objectives entails applying development approaches that allow rural communities to participate and take control of their future. Of the many approaches used by FAO, there is one that is particularly effective at enabling the most marginalised...

Posted on 12/11/2013
Type of resource: Training material Topic(s): Food and Nutrition Security, Agricultural Policies

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