Agriculture And Rural Development

Rice–rice and rice–shrimp production: A gender perspective on labour, time use and access to technologies and services in southern Viet Nam

This case study analyses and compares the role of women and men in two production systems dominated by rice–rice (double cropping) and rice–shrimp. It assesses the gender division of labour, time use and work burden, and reviews the access to and adoption of labour-saving technologies and services. The research draws attention to the importance of making women’s labour contribution visible as this affects many of the production constraints they face.

Energizing Equality: The importance of integrating gender equality principles in national energy policies and frameworks

This assessment has been conducted to identify and understand the degree to which gender considerations have been addressed in energy policies, plans and strategies worldwide. Findings offer insights into the ways in which governments are recognizing gender considerations in the context of their energy policymaking and planning and trends with respect to key cross-cutting gender issues and regional comparisons.

Authors: Maria Prebble and Ana Rojas

Status of Gender, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

The paper looks at a range of materials in order to develop a better understanding of how communities in general and women more particularly impacted, are coping with and adapting to their changing circumstances; the lessons that community-based adaptations from the wider South Asian region offer for helping to mitigate adverse conditions; the state of climate adaptation policies, national and local action plans (NAPAs and LAPAs) of countries of the HKH; and, finally, identifies research gaps

A Toolkit for Gender Mainstreaming in Agribusiness Incubation

The toolkit is a result of widespread stakeholder consultation processes conducted by FARA and its partners, and aims to spearhead and advise on gender mainstreaming into business incubations processes under the UniBRAI program. It provides support to incubation programmes, incubator managers and incubates who wish to promote inclusive businesses, and motivates intended users by providing practical gender mainstreaming tools to use.

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Agribusiness: Opportunities for the gender transformative agenda

The study identified three main external drivers of the more innovative and transformative gender agendas: the project context; the commitment from the donor to addressing gender issues in agribusiness and value chain development, underpinned by technical support; and accreditation for fair trade and decent work.

Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains

The objective of this report is to identify areas that the African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners could target to empower women economically in agriculture. Addressing the barriers that reduce the participation of women along the agricultural value chain, from production through to processing and trade will be pivotal in transforming their role in the sector and in empowering them economically.

Investing in Women along Agribusiness Value Chains

This report aims to help companies close productivity and efficiency gaps in agribusiness value chains, particularly those in smallholder production. At each stage—(1) input provision and use; (2) production; (3) post-harvest processing and storage; and (4) transportation, marketing, and sales—it outlines key challenges that women face, highlights business benefits, and offers potential private sector solutions.

Impact Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes

This paper provides a framework for impact investors as they consider how to invest in issues related to food and agriculture across asset classes, including public equities, fixed income, venture capital, and real assets. By identifying these opportunities for investment, investors can maximize the potential for positive impact and portfolio returns.

Author: Kristin Lang, Joshua Humphreys, and Andreea Rodinciuc 

Source: Croatan Institute

Towards Gender-Equitable Small-Scale Fisheries Governance and Development

This document, Towards Gender-Equitable Small-Scale Fisheries – A handbook In support of the implementation of the voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (henceforth the “handbook”), was developed to support gender-equitable small-scale fisheries by enhancing the understanding of their gender dimensions, with a focus on the specific role and conditions of women in the small-scale fisheries 

Addressing the Gender Differentiated Investment Risks to Climate-smart Agriculture

This paper argues that closing the gender gap in land and other productive resources can provide a “triple dividend” of gender equality, food security and climate management, thereby offering a cost-effective approach to the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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