Gender-Sensitive Agricultural Extension
Agriculture + Food Security Network Brief No 1. By Jane Carter and Nara Weigel, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, December 2011
Meinzen-Dick, Ruth, Quisumbing, Agnes, Behrman, Julia, Biermayr-Jenzano, Patricia, Wilde, Vicki, Noordeloos, Marco, Ragasa, Catherine, Beintema, Nienke. (2011). Engendering Agricultural Research, Development, and Extension. Washington: International Food Policy Research Institute.
Quisumbing, Agnes R. and Lauren Pandolfelli. Promising approaches to address the needs of poor female farmers. IFPRI Discussion Paper 0082. Washington, DC: IFPRI.
Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook. Washington, DC: The World Bank. http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/
International Center for Research on Women, www.icrw.org
Food and Agriculture, specifically:
Gender related resources from the USAID sponsored Collaborative Research Support programs: http://crsps.net/key-topics/gender/
Nichols Barrett, Kara, Cristina Manfre and Deborah Rubin. 2009. Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities: Why It Matters for Agricultural Value Chains. Publication prepared for the Greater Access To Trade Expansion (Gate) Project under The Women In Development IQC Contract No. GEW-I-00-02-00018-00, Task Order No. 02. Washington, DC: United States Agency for International Development.
Rubin, Deborah, Cristina Manfre, and Kara Nichols Barrett. 2009. Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities in Agricultural Value Chains: A Handbook. Publication prepared for the Greater Access To Trade Expansion (Gate) Project under The Women In Development IQC Contract No. GEW-I-00-02-00018-00, Task Order No. 02. Washington, DC: United States Agency for International Development.
Additional USAID/WID resources: www.usaid.gov/our_work/cross-cutting_programs/wid/eg/gate.html
Gender Mainstreaming. Background paper - Key Sheets for Sustainable Livelihoods Policy Planning and Implementation - 4, July 2001. Edited by Lucia Hanmer. The debate about gender mainstreaming over the past 5 years.
Resources posted by http://www.womenthrive.org:
"Women perform 66% of the world’s work, produce 50% of the food, but earn 10% of the income and own 1% of the property"
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development. See http://www.awardfellowships.org/
African women in agricultural research and development (AWARD) program. www.genderdiversity,cgiar.org
This video by the Ford Foundation looks at the African Women Leaders in Agriculture & Environment (AWLAESM) program, which created a critical mass of African women who are now leaders in the fields of agriculture and environment, two of the most important sectors across the continent.
Assessment of Extension and Advisory Methods and Approaches to Reach Rural Women
(Led by Dr. Tahseen Jafry, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom, conducted throughout 2013)
MEAS Case Studies
MEAS and Gender in the Press
Giving Women Farmers the Tools to Prevent Food Insecurity, by Busani Bafana
Can Men Cook or Should They?
MEAS Gender Training Material
(Click on the title below to access the material)
FAO "The State of Food and Agriculture" focused on "Women in Agriculture". The publication was released at the occasion of the International Women's Day, 3/8/2011. The full document is available at www.fao.org/docrep/013/i2050e/i2050e00.htm
Seebens, H. (2011). Intra-household bargaining, gender roles in agriculture and how to promote welfare enhancing changes. (Working Paper No. 11-10). Frankfurt: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Rural Organizations: A sustainable basis for rural women’s empowerment and participation (draft), FAO; IFAD, IFAD/FAO Grant Programme for Regional Gender Capacity and Knowledge Briefs, 2011, EN, 5 p.
Rural women’s entrepreneurship is “good business”!, FAO; IFAD; ILO; Gender and Rural Employment Policy Brief 3/2010, EN, SP, FR, 4 p.
Agricultural value chain development: Threat or opportunity for women’s employment?, FAO; IFAD; ILO; Gender and Rural Employment Policy Brief 4/2010, EN, SP, FR, 4 p.
Agricultural cooperatives: Paving the way for food security and rural development, FAO; WFP; IFAD, 2011, EN, 4 p.
Aquaculture farmer organizations and cluster management. Concepts and experiences, Kassam, L.; Subasinghe, R.; Phillips, M., FAO; WorldFish Center, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 563, 2011, EN, 90 p.
Gender in agriculture sourcebook, IBRD, FAO Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Div.; IFAD, Agriculture and Rural Development Series (IBRD), 2009, EN, 764 p.
Promoting rural women’s cooperative businesses in Thailand. A training kit, Premchander, S; Prameela, V.; Polman, W., 2004, EN, 220 p.
Livelihood and micro-enterprise development opportunities for women in coastal fishing communities in India – Case studies of Orissa and Maharashtra, Tietze, U.; Siar, S.; Upare, S. M.; Upare, M.A, FAO Fisheries Circulars C1021 , 2007, EN, 69 p.
SEAGA, Socioeconomic and Gender Analysis Programme. Field handbook, Wilde, V.L., FAO Women and Population Div., 2001, EN, FR, ES, 194 p.
SEAGA, Socioeconomic and Gender Analysis Programme. Intermediate-level handbook, Huisinga Norem, R., FAO Women and Population Div, 2001, EN, FR, ES, 109 p.
Women groups leadership development and management training, Bhusunde Khola watershed (Nepal), 13 - 28 April 1995, FAO, Rome (Italy). Forestry Dept., Inter- Regional Project for Participatory Upland Conservation and Development, Field document 2/95, INT/542/ITA, 1995, EN, 24 p.
World Bank and the ONE Campaign: The report “Leveling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women Farmers in Africa” offers new evidence and fresh insights on the factors that account for the gender gap in six African countries: Ethiopia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Drawing on data collected by national statistics offices with assistance from the Living Standards Measurement Study – Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) programme, and applying an established statistical method in a new way, the report allows for richer, more detailed analyses of gender dynamics in agriculture. By identifying the precise factors responsible for the gender gap in each of these six countries, it suggests specific policy proposals to address the main constraints that women farmers face and generate benefits for the economy as a whole. These findings and policy recommendations are outlined in the attached summary report. The full report (6 MB) can be downloaded via: http://bit.ly/1g8pe9K
Beyond Gender Myths: Closing the knowledge gap in agriculture and food security. Event featured Ruth Meinzen-Dick (IFPRI), Agnes Quisumbing (IFPRI), Terri Raney (FAO), Deborah Rubin (Cultural Practice, LLC). Video, powerpoints, and audio podcasts available. Link: Event page
Resources from the 2013 USAID Gender Global Learning and Evidence Exchange
Watch session recordings and access resources from the Feed the Future Gender Global Learning & Evidence Exchange held May 22-24, 2013, where attendees discussed strategies to increase understanding of how gender equality improves food security and increases agricultural production.
Food production in women’s fields could easily increase if we paid attention to gender when dealing with these four areas: demand for training and advice; extension methods and content; access to land, inputs and credit; and access to markets. This video targets research and development organisations, as well as agricultural service providers. www.accessagriculture.org/node/515/en
New International Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender)
A new journal, the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender) has been launched with the aim of providing a platform for researchers and practitioners to share information on research work on gender, agriculture and food security. The aim of Agri-Gender is to promote interdisciplinary research related to gender and the agricultural and food sciences. It is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal that will publish in the fields of agriculture including livestock, fisheries, crop sciences, agriculture economics, rural development, food security and nutrition as they relate to gender. The journal will also publish papers on issues of women’s empowerment, feminist and gender studies. More information on the journal requirements can be found at www.agrigender.net.
www.gcwa.in, March 13-15, 2012