Agriculture And Rural Development

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) Policy Brief

Sustainable, agriculture, rural development and poverty reduction depend on unleashing women’s contribution to household food security and income, improving access to resources and services and enhancing the benefits of policy reforms for their economic and social well-being and empowerment.

IUCN Fact Sheet: Gender and Biosafety

It is important that the Cartagena Protocol of the Convention on Biological Diversity recognizes that the impact of introducing GMOs could be gender-differentiated because men and women have different knowledges, needs and vulnerabilities. Women worldwide, and specially women from indigenous groups and local communities, need to have access to information, skills, equipment, regulatory frameworks, and procedures.

IUCN Fact Sheet: El genero hace la diferencia: Agricultura

Los sistemas agrícolas, y los roles, derechos y responsabilidades de los hombres y las mujeres campesinas(os), difi eren de acuerdo a los contextos culturales y geográfi cos. El reconocido estudio de Ester Boserup en 1970, hizo un aporte importante al visibilizar el papel que las mujeres desempeñan en el desarrollo, al reconocer a las mismas como importantes actores económicos.

Women and Food Crises: How US Food Aid Policies Can Better Support their Struggles

This Action Aid paper finds that rural women are not only among those most vulnerable to food shortages, but more importantly, they are the driving force behind African agriculture. Traditional forms of food aid have largely failed to recognise and enhance the productive capacity of women, and this in turn means that food aid has been ineffective in contributing to lasting solutions to hunger.

Agriculture for Development: The Gender Dimensions

World Bank Agriculture for Development Policy Brief. The design of many development policies continues to assume wrongly that farmers and rural workers are men. The important role of women in agriculture in many parts of the world calls for urgent attention to gender-specific constraints in agricultural production and marketing. Mainstreaming gender in agricultural policies and programs is essential for development success.

Approaching the MDGs: Working with the Resource-Poor Farmers

A policy brief from Heifer International. Heifer International, as an organization that has benefited from partnership and collaboration, strongly believes in the need to create space for multi-stakeholders role in achieving MDGs. The role of the resource poor women and men should be recognized and their priorities should be the center point of MDG interventions.

Empowerment of Women through External (Project) Intervention: Case Study of Women Two-Wheel Tractor Operators

This paper is based on the field case studies of the individual lives of three women who were trained as two-wheel tractor operators and who thus have taken up, or have attempted to take up, a new gender role: that of plowing.

Lessons from Evaluations of Women and Gender Equality in Development Cooperation

Numerous recent evaluations of efforts to institutionalise women and gender equality into development cooperation have concluded that progress has been poor. To identify the reasons why, this paper synthesises the findings of evaluations undertaken by national and international development organisations between 2002 and 2006.