Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices toolkit

IFAD has released a toolkit on reducing rural women’s domestic workload with the following components: Teaser describes why labour-saving technologies and practices are needed to reduce women’s domestic workload and the benefits to be gained, with examples from IFAD-supported projects. How To Do note offers practical guidance to help practitioners address this issue in the >> Read more

New FAO publication: Running out of time: The Reduction of women’s work burden in agricultural production

Abstract: Based on a broad literature review, this publication discusses rural women’s time poverty in agriculture, elaborates on its possible causes and implications and provides insight into the various types of constraints that affect the adoption of solutions for reducing work burden. This paper raises questions about the adequacy of women’s access to technologies, services >> Read more

New post on EnGendering Data Blog: Debunking the myth of female labor in African agriculture

EnGendering Data, a blog on improving data on the role of gender in agriculture, has a new post on female labor in African agriculture. Cheryl Doss shares new studies that "offer our most detailed understanding to date of rural economies in Africa" and challenge the widely cited "fact" that women in Africa provide 60-80% of the labor in agriculture. >> Read more