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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…

Gender assessment and learning review of the ASAP program is out!

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…


Conceptual framework: Gender, climate change, and nutrition integration initiative

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has developed a conceptual framework that integrates climate resilience, gender, and nutrition, with input from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its implementing partners. The purpose of the framework is to identify and describe key elements of resilience, while highlighting the linkages with gender and nutrition.

The role of agricultural insurance: Gender and nutrition dimensions (GCAN policy note)

The role of agricultural insurance: Gender and nutrition dimensions

Smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere are highly exposed to crises or “shocks” in both their physical and their socioeconomic environments. This policy note from the Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN) explores the gendered dimensions of risk and insurance in agriculture, and linkage to nutrition.

Information brief: Gender roles among small-scale livestock producers in Costa Rica

Diksha Arora and Jennifer Twyman from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) published an information brief on gender roles and intra-household decision-making among small scale livestock producers in Costa Rica as a first step towards better understanding the gendered constraints of women in their agricultural activities.

A critical response to Garcia and Wanner’s paper on lessons for the gender-responsive work of IFPRI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Ruth Meinzen-Dick and Agnes Quisumbing of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) wrote a very critical response to the paper by Garcia and Wanner “Gender inequality and food security: lessons for the gender-responsive work of the international food policy research institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation”. Garcia and Wanner had pointed to some shortcomings of gender responsive…

Empowering grassroots women to cope with climate change in Viet Nam (photo credit: UN women Asia Pacific)

Are there intra-household gender differences in the perception of climate change adaptation strategies in Vietnam?

The purpose of this study (published in the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management) is to first examine the factors affecting the intra-household perception of climate change. Second, the study investigates the impact of the perception of climatic stress on the operators’ and spouses’ intra-household adaptation strategies (farm and household financial strategies).