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Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development

Gates states that the development field must take women's empowerment and gender inequities more seriously. She mentions the linkages between women's empowerment and development outcomes, and cites instances where organizations such as the Grameen Foundation and CARE fine-tuned their projects' approaches to gender and saw increases in nutrition, productivity, and income.

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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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Handbook

The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011: Women in Agriculture.

The Food and Agriculture Organization's report on the gender gap in agriculture examines land access, livestock, labor, education, information and extension, financial services, and technology. It also details trends in undernourishment, food production, consumption and trade during food crises, and trends in agricultural prices. With respect to closing the gender gap, the report recommends that projects bundle interventions, so that several constraints are addressed at the same time. It also notes that gender aware agricultural policy decisions are of critical importance.

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Policy Brief

Agri-Gender Toolkit

The gender-agri toolkit includes gender and agriculture statistics on a number of countries. It also includes the surveys and data items that the FAO used to get these statistics, so that researchers can examine these points, use them in their own research, and base research questions off of them.

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Manual for Gender Mainstreaming. Boston: Cost Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications

DulÌ_n's manual includes a number of tools and activities for gender mainstreaming, including how to write a proposal with a gender approach, tools such as agricultural and cultural calendars, activities to identify reproductive roles, identifying how gender is conceived, and how to identify household decision-making processes. These activities and tools include several charts and tables, which may be helpful for gender ‰ÛÏbeginners‰Û who want issues to be presented very clearly.

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Gender and agricultural value chains: a review of current knowledge and practice and their policy.

[From the paper]: This paper introduces value chain analysis and development as tools for addressing gender inequities in markets. We describe how factors such as access to assets, gendered education differentials and the nature and value of economic activities affect the way in which men and women participate and gain in value chains, distinguishing among household, institutional and chain levels of analysis. Current empirical evidence for the role of upgrading in value chains in impacting gender inequities in markets is weakened by our as yet imperfect understanding of the issues.

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Working Paper

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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Interactive online tool

How to Do a Gender-Sensitive Budget Analysis‰Ûø: Contemporary Research and Practice.

Budlender, Sharp, and Allen go into fairly thorough detail about how to conduct a gender-sensitive budget analysis. They address meanings and terms applied to gender-sensitive budgeting, including sex and gender, women and men's different roles, and different gender indicators.

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Women's Role in Economic Development.

Boserup's pioneering work examines women's roles in the economy, and particularly agriculture, in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. She looks at the change in these roles in the context of increasing modernization. Boserup argues that, for the most part, women are hindered by the shift from traditional to modern agricultural systems. Boserup also examines and how men and women divide work within the household and looks at different concepts of productive and reproductive work.

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Gender, flexibility and global value chains

Barrientos examines how adding a gendered analysis to the analysis of global value chains might be developed at a "conceptual level". The study draws on pre-existing empirical evidence to examine how flexible employment influences the way that value chains function. Barrientos establishes that women's flexible employment at specific links in the value chain helps to facilitate flexible sourcing and distribution of high quality goods.

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