Agriculture And Rural Development

Applying a Gender Lens to Agriculture: Farmers, Leaders, and Hidden Influencers in the Rural Economy

This second publication from the Root Capital’s Issue Brief Series, documents their experience of applying a gender lens in their work on smallholder agricultural finance. This issue explains: 
An entire tier of women employees they call “hidden influencers” who often go unnoticed but are critical to making businesses function properly

Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development

The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development is a multifaceted resource that high-lights the ubiquitous nature of smallholder agriculture in Africa; the many factors shaping the location, nature, and performance of agricultural enterprises; and the strong interdependencies among farming, natural resource stocks and flows, rural infrastructure, and the well-being of the poor.

Rural Women’s Leadership Programme Madagascar, Nepal, the Philippines and Senegal Good practices and lessons learned (2010-2013)

This report brings together the main lessons from the Rural Women’s Leadership Programme (RWLP), implemented by the Policy and Technical Advisory Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), with support from the Government of Norway and insights from the Farmers’ Forum in 2010 and 2012. The programme was implemented in Madagascar, Nepal, the Philippines and Senegal.

The Gendered Nature of Land and Property Rights in Post-Reform Rwanda

Rwanda has provided a picture of promising change for improving gender equalities in land rights. This report draws upon extensive qualitative field research in 20 sectors of Rwanda to examine the current state of gendered rights to land in practice. Among Rwandan communities, there is now widespread knowledge of laws granting gender-equal rights.

Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index Report: Measuring Progress Toward Development

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarizing both findings from the WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outcomes of interest to the US Government’s Feed the Future initiative.

Women’s Inclusion in REDD+ in The Philippines Lessons from Good Practices in Forest, and Other Natural Resources Management Sectors

This study is a part of the Joint Initiative of the USAID-funded LEAF Project, WOCAN, and the UN-REDD Programme to investigate practical entry points for women’s inclusion in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policies and practices. It explores the current status and implementation of policies and practices related to gender equality in forestry and other natural resource management sectors in the Philippines, and their relation to REDD+ initiatives.

Women’s Inclusion in REDD+ in Sri Lanka Lessons from Good Practices in Forest, Agriculture and Other Natural Resources Management Sectors

The study is a part of the Joint Initiative of WOCAN, the UN-REDD Programme and USAID-funded LEAF Project to investigate practical entry points for women’s inclusion in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policies and practices. It explores the current status of policies and practices related to gender integration in forestry and other natural resource management sectors in Sri Lanka, and their relation to REDD+ initiatives.

Women’s Inclusion in REDD+ in Cambodia Lessons from Good Practices in Forest, Agriculture and Other Natural Resources Management Sectors

The study is a part of the Joint Initiative of WOCAN, the UN-REDD Programme and USAID-funded LEAF Project to investigate practical entry points for women’s inclusion in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policies and practices. It aims to explore the current status and effectiveness of policies and practices related to gender integration in forestry, REDD+ and other natural resources management sectors in Cambodia.

Regional Workshop Report: Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture in ASEAN

The Regional Workshop on Gender and Climate-smart Agriculture in ASEAN is the result of a collaborative effort between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in close collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Committee on Women. 

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