EVENT: Step it up together with rural women to end hunger and poverty

FAO, IFAD, and WFP cordially invite you to the joint celebrations of 2017 International Women’s Day. The event will held on Wednesday 8th March 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m (Rome time) and webcast is open to participation: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4310/icode/ As the UN-wide theme for IWD 2017 is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by >> Read more

WEBINAR, Jan 25: Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

View the full event and register on the SEEP website here. Wednesday, January 25th, at 9:30 am US EST Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Investing in women along agribusiness value chains (IFC)

In the coming years, the agribusiness sector will navigate a rapidly shifting, increasingly challenging time. One of the challenges will be to meet the rising demand for agricultural products, even as the land suitable for growing crops declines. Navigating the changes will mean seizing new ways of increasing the productivity and efficiency of agribusiness value >> Read more

New publication: Rural Women and Empowerment Topic Guide

The Rural Women and Empowerment Topic Guide is now published and available at: http://www.evidenceondemand.info/topic-guide-womens-empowerment-in-a-changing-agricultural-and-rural-context It was prepared through the Evidence on Demand information hub (http://www.evidenceondemand.info/homepage.aspx) for DFID livelihood officers, but can be a resource for a wider audience working in rural areas.  There are 5 sections and links to further gender related resources 1.   >> Read more

Publication: Gender, assets, and market-oriented agriculture: learning from high-value crop and livestock projects in Africa and Asia

A new paper synthesizing findings and “lessons learned” from four of the Gender, Assets, and Agriculture projects (LandOLakes, CARE-Bangladesh, HarvestPlus REU, and HKI Burkina Faso) is available online on the Agriculture and Human Values journal website. Abstract: Strengthening the abilities of smallholder farmers in developing countries, particularly women farmers, to produce for both home and the market >> Read more

Event (DC): The Hidden Role of Gender in Food Security & Value Chain Development

Society for International Development Gender in Development Workgroup  When: Friday, April 22, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m Where: The National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Please join the SID-Washington Gender in Development Workgroup for a panel discussion on "The Hidden Role of Gender in Food Security & Value Chain Development." Investing >> Read more

Resource: Improving Opportunities for Women in Smallholder-based Supply Chains

Recent research commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shows that by increasing women’s participation in smallholder sourcing and support programs, many international food companies can improve crop productivity and quality, grow the smallholder supply base, and improve access to high-value markets. The guide Improving Opportunities for Women in Smallholder-based Supply Chains: Business case >> Read more

Event: ILRI Workshop on Gender & Market-Oriented Agriculture–Research to practice

An ILRI workshop on Gender and Market-oriented Agriculture is scheduled from January 31st to February 2nd in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop’s objectives are: 1)To bring together researchers, practitioners, private sector and donors that have been working on efforts to promote market oriented agriculture in which gender is an integral component, to share lessons 2) >> Read more

Publication: Gender & Value Chains

The overall purpose of this study is to examine which gender issues are important when and where in value chains – based on findings of existing evaluations complemented by other relevant studies. The focus in this report is on development interventions that explicitly or implicitly employ a value chain approach. Coverage is not limited to >> Read more