Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Empowering Rural Women

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Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 
Time: 3.00 - 4.30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CET)

Background information
There is an increasing recognition within applied agriculture and natural resource management research that gender equality is a goal in its own right; and accordingly, considerable efforts and resources are now being devoted...

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Posted on : 24/10/2018

Rural women cultivate the land and grow crops to feed their families and communities, but many still lack access to the resources, opportunities, skills and services they need to farm more productively and build businesses.

They are often required to spend long hours inefficiently collecting water or firewood, impeding their productivity. They are underrepresented in decision-making...

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Posted on : 15/10/2018

Rural women make up a quarter of the world’s population. They grow much of our food, strengthen economies and build climate resilience.

From championing access to clean water in Kyrgyzstan to boosting sustainable agriculture in Ethiopia, rural women are mobilizing to support one another, and their contributions are vital for both rural communities and urban societies.

Yet, on...

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Posted on : 15/10/2018

The EOWE programme shares a new series of three publications on the experiences and initial impact of the first round of gender-transformative ...

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Posted on : 06/08/2018

Over 300 researchers gathered in Accra, Ghana, from June 25-29 for the 2018 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health (ANH) Academy Week. The week began with a lively learning lab – led by Erin Lentz,...

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Posted on : 17/07/2018

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research has released the sixth issue of their quarterly newsletter. It features insights from the Platform Coordinator, recent peer-reviewed gender publications, an overview of CGIAR gender research in...

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Posted on : 11/07/2018

In the Pacific, “Women are the backbone of communities and families,” says Lavinia Kaumaitotya, programme manager of the Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network. The same holds true in Africa and the Caribbean. However, women farmers in developing countries tend to run smaller farms than men, are less well-educated or even illiterate, and often find it harder...

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Posted on : 11/06/2018

The Joint Programme on “Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women” (JP RWEE)” is the only global initiative where FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women are working together to achieve sustainable development for rural women in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger, and Rwanda.

In 2017, funding of US$ 3,050,595 was received in the JP RWEE Trust Fund (TF...

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Posted on : 31/05/2018

GAP is making a call for speakers interested in participating in an upcoming webinar on "Gender and access to agricultural resources", organized jointly by IWMIWLEGAP and GFAR. Participating in the...

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Posted on : 03/05/2018

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), taking place in New York 12-23 March, is discussing innovative policies and practical solutions to the multiple challenges women face in rural areas.   

To contribute to this debate, a side event jointly organized by Niger and FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women...

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Posted on : 29/03/2018

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