GAP is a multi-stakeholder network of institutions and individuals promoting gender equity and women’s empowerment in the agricultural sector in order to increase production and productivity, value-addition and increases in incomes, reduce losses and wastage, and ensure food and nutrition security, particularly at the household level. Such an approach requires the re-conceptualization of agriculture as a vehicle for household and community well-being rather than just economic growth.
OECD has raised attention to women’s economic empowerment – and hereunder also agriculture through the DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) which is an international forum where experts from development cooperation agencies meet to define common approaches in support of gender equality.
Worldbank, FAO and IFAD have a Gender and Rural Development Thematic Working Group (GENRD) that has developed a website containing resources and information. This is a tool to help practitioners integrate gender into all phases of project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and completion
Global Conference on Women in Agriculture, held 13 to 15 March 2012 in New Delhi, India. The conference was organised by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) with support from GFAR under the Gender in Agriculture Partnership. In the conference was included a session chaired by GFRAS on engendering agricultural research, education and extension
The CGIAR Gender and Diversity Programme assists the CGIAR centres in recruitment, advancement and retention of women scientists and professionals
The CGIAR recently formed a network of researchers working on gender and agriculture with their fifteen new global research programs.
• International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is conducting several research projects and has resources related to gender in agriculture18 and has recently developed the ”Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index
A platform created and maintained by Agri-ProFocus LearningNetworks. The platform aims to increase the gender sensitivity of value chain oriented sustainable rural economic development programmes through fostering exchange between professionals worldwide
SDC’s e+I Network has recently organised an e-discussion on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Making Markets Work for the Poor. A discussion paper was prepared by Linda Jones on behalf of the M4P Hub and the discussion has been synthesised in a short paper.
The Gender Research in Africa into ICTs for Empowerment (GRACE) project was initiated in 2005 involving 14 research teams in 12 countries. The GRACE project focuses on gender research into ICT for empowerment, uncovering and exploring women's experiences of empowerment in the context of their gendered, social, cultural, economic and political realities. It involves the network of research teams in Africa, and introducing the project to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, adding 6 countries and 14 teams to the Network.
FANRPAN has been conducting the project Women Accessing Realigned Markets (WARM) which has strengthened women farmers’ ability to advocate for appropriate agricultural policies and programmes. The project used an innovative tool, Theatre for Policy Advocacy, to engage leaders, service providers and policymakers, encourage community participation, and research the needs of women farmers.
SDC’s Agriculture and Rural Development Network (a+rd Network)19 identified targeting of women in rural advisory services as an important challenge that needs to be addressed and carried out an e-discussion in September 2011, which resulted in a Brief no 1. That highlights practical gender issues to consider when planning and implementing rural advisory services.
The Knowledge Gateway is an open global community for knowledge mobilization, innovation and partnerships for women’s economic empowerment.
Nick Kristof’s site at the NYT has a collection of photos of women in developing countries submitted by readers:
Kristin Davis quoted in the Guardian
Watch session recordings and access resources from the Feed the Future Gender Global Learning & Evidence Exchange held May 22-24, 2013, where attendees discussed strategies to increase understanding of how gender equality improves food security and increases ag production.
An interactive tool to identify what legal rights women have, by region and country:
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