Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

International Agricultural Research Programme

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The Ladder of Power and Freedom module is a qualitative data collection tool designed to provide numerical and narrative data on perceptions of the capacities of local men and women to exercise agency and make major decisions in their lives. The focus group module features four questions and two interactive ranking exercises for either focus group or semi-structured interview instruments....

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Posted on : 01/06/2018

In celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, women scientists and researchers share how their work is helping women and girls achieve food security, improve livelihoods, and create a more equitable world.

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Posted on : 12/02/2018

With its twisted cables and flickering computer screens, the room commandeered by the GENNOVATE study team at the headquarters of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) near Mexico City looks more like a Silicon Valley hackathon than what most would understand as gender research. Yet up on the main screen,...

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Posted on : 16/08/2016

IFAD Policy and Technical Advisory division has just released a new toolkit on Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices.

This toolkit offers practical guidance, lessons and examples to help practitioners address this issue in the design and implementation of projects. It also provides...

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Posted on : 06/05/2016

The Gender Network invites you to a dialogue with Hon. Baleka Mbete Speaker of the South African Parliament “Gender is My Agender” Wednesday 23 rd September 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00

Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO – V.le Terme di Caracalla


Posted on : 20/09/2015
Understanding gender dimensions of agriculture and climate change in smallholder farming communities

In Uganda, Ghana and Bangladesh, participatory tools were used for a socio-economic and gender analysis of three topics: climate-smart agriculture (CSA), climate analogue approaches, and climate and weather forecasting. Policy and programme-relevant results were obtained. Smallholders are changing agricultural practices due to observations of climatic and environmental change. Women appear to...

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Posted on : 24/07/2015
Why are some farmers more food secure than others?

What climate adaptation strategies can both men and women farmers adapt for a more food secure future?

East Africa is hard hit by climate-related impacts. Farmers are suffering from increasing erratic rainfall, droughts combined with flash floods and hotter temperatures. Projections are not painting a rosy picture either, as recent findings ...

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Posted on : 20/07/2015
Where women decide: faster adaptation, more resilience

In Kenya, farming households adapt better to climate change impacts where women make day-to-day decisions, study finds. 

In Kenya’s Nyando district, farmer Hellen Chore is testing crop and livestock innovations on her half hectare farm. With the help of International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) researchers,...

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Posted on : 20/07/2015
Pathways to Lasting Impact for Rural Dryland Communities in the Developing World: Dryland Systems 2014 Annual Report

In 2014, Dryland Systems helped shape thinking and practice on agricultural livelihood systems to drive and deliver innovative interventions with real development impact in rural dryland communities of the developing world.

Gender specialists like Jennie Dey de Pryck (Global Forum on...

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Posted on : 15/07/2015


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