Floriane Clement (International Water Management Institute) and Corey O’Hara (doctoral candidate at Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy) write about three women and the unexpected pathways through which they gained power. Their stories are part of a larger study that the authors conducted on measuring women’s empowerment.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project has released its gender strategy. The document draws attention to the integration of gender into the technical research and the day-to-day development operations of the program in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.
Promoting gender equity and equality through the small-scale fisheries guidelines: Experiences from multiple case studies
The SSF Guidelines acknowledge the roles of women in the small-scale fisheries value chain, the need for gender equity and equality in access to human well-being resources, and the need for equal gender participation in fisheries governance. They also offer practical guidance to implement practices that foster gender equity and strive for equality.
A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.
Brief: Empowering women in integrated crop-livestock farming through innovation platforms, experience in semi-arid Zimbabwe
This brief from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) explores how agricultural innovation platforms that focus on commodities that are important for women farmers (such as goat, groundnuts etc.) can empower women in rural Zimbabwe.
Women play an important role in aquaculture production in Bangladesh, especially when it comes to the shrimp processing industry and homestead ponds. Through two case studies and a literature review, this study explores women’s empowerment and sheds light on the enabling and constraining factors for women’s equitable and gainful participation in aquaculture in Bangladesh.
Identifying and addressing challenges to Ethiopian smallholder livelihoods, a participatory community analysis
An Africa RISING program team conducted participatory community analysis (PCA) in 2012 as the first phase of a participatory development approach in the Ethiopian highlands. The PCA identified trends, constraints, and opportunities – and shed light upon how farmers perceive livelihoods to be changing. The article also revealed gendered differences in crop and livestock preferences for food security and income…
New brief highlights gender-equitable pathways to achieving sustainable agricultural intensification
Women play an increasingly greater role in agriculture. Ensuring that they have opportunities—equal to those of men—to participate in transforming agriculture is a prerequisite for sustainable intensification. This brief states that strategies to promote women’s access to resources, strengthen their voices in collective decision making or increase their benefits, must be based on local social, economic, political and agroecological contexts and provides six…
This report presents the findings and recommendations from a gender assessment and learning review of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)’s Adaptation in Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP). This review is a reality-check into how ASAP-supported projects are translating project design commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment into implementation practice.
UN Women’s new flagship report promotes ‘gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’
UN Women’s new flagship report provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. The report demonstrates the importance of gender equality for all 17 SDGs and argues for an integrated and rights-based approach to implementation. It monitors global and regional trends in achieving the SDGs for women and…