Last Friday AgriProFocus, together with its members, launched a one-off magazine about gender in the agri-food sector. This magazine focuses on the practical implementation of the available tools and knowledge. What are the obstacles in implementing gender strategies and how can we overcome these? What are the success stories and what can we learn from them? Click to read the online version of the magazine!
Climate change interventions in forest communities are still not getting it right when it comes to gender, a study has found. Striking new results from the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS REDD+) show that women in REDD+ sites feel worse off after interventions take place in their villages, compared with those in control sites.
This report broadly examines existing literature on frameworks and monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, as well as specific indicators and approaches for measuring gender-transformative change, particularly in the smallholder agriculture sector.
This new publication features a literature review on women’s role in agriculture from 1990 until 2016. Using a feminist standpoint theory, the study aims to answer how the world looks and operates for males and females in wheat growing households. More specifically, this literature review looks into social relationships and mediating processes (i.e. social factors mediating men’s and women’s access to resources…
Women play important roles as producers of food, managers of natural resources, income earners, and caretakers of household food and nutrition security. Giving women the same access to physical and human resources as men could increase agricultural productivity, just as increases in women’s education and improvements in women’s status over the past quarter century have contributed to more than half…
The importance of gender roles and relations in rural agricultural technology development: a case study on solar fruit drying in Mozambique
This new paper illustrates the need for gender sensitive research in agricultural technology development through a case study on solar fruit drying. The authors warn against reproducing unequal gender relations when only focusing on the household as a unit of analysis.
Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization: Lessons from reaper-harvester service provision in Bangladesh
Research shows that while women can benefit from managing and owning machinery services, as well as from the direct and indirect consequences of hiring such services to harvest their crops, a number of technical, economic, and cultural barriers constrain women’s full participation in these benefits. This brief provides suggestions for initiatives promoting rural machinery services to better include women.
Mind the gender gap in farmers’ preferences for weather index-based insurance, IFPRI project note stresses
This International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) project note highlights three key interventions to raise particularly women farmers’ interest to sign up for weather index-based insurance in Bangladesh.
Missing links in the forest–migration nexus, a new paper by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
This paper presents an overview of the current state of knowledge about the relationship between migration and forests in Indonesia, also taking into account gender dimensions of this nexus.
World Resources Institute (WRI) released a working paper ‘A Fair Share for Women: Toward More Equitable Land Compensation and Resettlement in Tanzania and Mozambique’, which finds that, despite constitutional commitments to gender equality, governments in Tanzania and Mozambique are not protecting women from harmful commercial land deals.