Gender equity

Mainstreaming Gender Equality in African Agricultural Research and Development: A Study of Constraints and Opportunities.

Manyire and Apekey examine the gendered constraints for both women farmers and women agricultural researchers in African universities. Manyire and Apekey note that African agricultural research and development (ARD) does not adequately account for the informal structural set-ups of African smallholder agriculture; because smallholder subsistence farming is governed by complex norms, and because these norms are formed in a gendered society, ARD fails to account for gendered norms altogether. Furthermore, ARD focuses more on production, and less on the institutions in which gender operates.

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CGIAR Gender Scoping Study

Kauck et al. conduct a scoping study, noting that successful gender mainstreaming in the CGIAR system has relied on several elements. These include a shared understanding that is embedded in institution-wide gender mainstreaming policies and strategies; it also includes committed leadership, sufficient funding, sustained efforts to build staff capacity, and accountability to gender issues. The study notes that many of those elements have been missing from many of the CGIAR centers, despite vocal support for gender across the CGIAR system.

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Gender-Related Impacts and the Work of the International Agricultural Research Centers Gender-Related Impacts and the Work of the International Agricultural Research Centers CGIAR Study Paper Number 17.

Jiggins argues that the neglect of gender issues in agricultural research and technology development has resulted in reduced agricultural output and household welfare. Jiggins states that normative views of gender roles are challenged a number of issues, including the scale of women's participation in agricultural production, food processing, and trade. Jiggins argues that the research community pays insufficient attention to institutional barriers which prohibit women from accessing extension, extension agents, and relevant agricultural information.

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Understanding Gender Sensitive Budgeting

Gender sensitive budgeting, according to IOM, integrates a gender perspective and tracks how budgets respond to gender equality targets. This report explains that budgets are not neutral; the way that project funds are allocated has a different impact on men and women. Gender sensitive budgeting is subsequently important because it details how men and women are affected by different expenditure patterns. This report outlines the five steps of gender sensitive budgeting. These include 1. Describing the situation of women and girls and men and boys. 2.

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Handbook

Designing for Behavior Change for Agriculture

This manual provides a six-day curriculum that details how development planners can design for behavior change in gender and agriculture programming using the Designing for Behavior Change framework. It walks readers through the fundamentals of the framework and includes resources on how to perform a barrier analysis, how to conduct field work, how to plan behavior change activities, and how to identify determinants and key factors.

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Gender Aware Approaches in Agricultural Programmes: A study of Sida-supported Agricultural Programmes.

This report overviews a number of gender and agriculture programs, intended to inform Sida programming on gender integration. The report studies agricultural programs in Zambia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, and Kenya. Main findings from the overview suggest that extension services need to be more integrated in a majority of the countries surveyed. Furthermore, interventions should focus on providing an asset base for women that combines different assets and services. Asset provision must be tailored to women's specific needs.

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Interactive Genderbread Person V3.0

The Interactive Genderbread Person is an online tool that guides participants through different ways of thinking about how sex and gender can be seen in a population. Topics cover attraction, biological sex, gender expression, and gender identity.

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A Roadmap for Promoting Women and Economic Empowerment.

Buvinic et al. present 136 research studies and empirical publications to identify project-level interventions for increasing gender productivity in short term programming. This study examines entrepreneurship, wage employment, young women's employment, and agriculture. The agriculture section (pages 37-44) establishes seven lessons gleaned from the review of other publications. First, they note that interventions that give women more formal control over land are proven to increase women's productivity and economic security.

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