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Integrating gender in livestock projects and programs

Evidence from several African countries suggests that female farmers are as efficient as male farmers, but are less productive because they are denied equal access to productive inputs and human capital. If their access to these inputs were at par with men’s access, total agricultural output in these countries could increase by up to 30% … Continue reading

Gender / Gender news / LGI / Report / Women

Closing the gender gap in agriculture: A trainer’s manual

While women are the primary agricultural labour force throughout the world, the analysis and incorporation of gender issues is rarely included in agricultural development work. To close this ‘gender gap’ ILRI Program Leader Kathleen E. Colverson has produced this manual to help people increase awareness of gender issues related to agricultural production systems. The manual … Continue reading

Agriculture / CRP37 / Gender / ILRI / Launch / Livestock / Report / Women

Global food policy report calls for efforts to build evidence base on gender in agriculture

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched its 2012 Global Food Policy Report on 14 March 2013. This flagship report examines the major food policy developments during 2012 and covers various issues relating to global agricultural productivity, sustainable rural development and food security. The report features a chapter on women in agriculture titled “Closing … Continue reading

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Gender to be incorporated into climate-resilient crop-livestock systems

Climate change is a serious threat to sustainable development. It affects and impacts various regions, generations, gender and other classifications differently. Men and women face different climate change impacts because they perform different tasks, have different access to and control over assets and have different sets of knowledge and skills based on their distinct roles … Continue reading