Gender-related resources

This solution addresses the need for tools to facilitate gender-informed work in FRNs in all regions for all stakeholder groups: men, women, youth, elders; different ethnicities; etc.

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Problem Description

To ensure that all stakeholder groups are able to participate in and benefit from FRN work

Building Blocks


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  • The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

    The Women's Empowerment In Agriculture Index suggests a framework and indicators for women's general situation on the farm. Authors of the article: SABINA ALKIRE Oxford University, UK RUTH MEINZEN-DICK International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC, USA AMBER PETERMAN University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA AGNES QUISUMBING International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC, USA GREG SEYMOUR American University, Washington, DC, USA and ANA VAZ* Oxford University, UK Summary.

  • Annotated bibliography of gender in agriculture – a reference resource for Africa RISING researchers

    A useful new publication from IITA, an annotated bibliography of resources for gender analysis in agriculture Authors: Gundula Fischer and Simon Wittich

  • Tips for asking gender-responsive questions

    From the paper's introduction: "Gender analysis examines how women’s and men’s roles, rights and responsibilities interact and affect the outcomes under study, such as agroecological and forest resource management processes. Recognizing that women and men have different roles and responsibilities in small scale family farming and forest enterprises will affect the types of questions you ask to elicit information on the realities of both men and women. To carry out gender analyses, you will need to expand your areas of investigation beyond the visible activities that are often under men’s control to bring women’s often ‘invisible’ activities to light. Doing so means being aware of, and explicitly enquiring about issues such as:" This paper was written by Marlène Elias, with inputs from E. Mwangi, B. Basnett, M. Fernandez, P. Bose and D. Catacutan

  • Gender First

    Read a bit about ACDI-VOCA's strategy for gender-inclusive work

  • Cultural norms and practices influencing women’s participation in ... training activities: A case study from Ethiopia

    Comments from Beth Medvecky: "The article describes the results of an investigation into why so few women attended the trainings of the Debre Zeit/ICRISAT chickpea project team. Their approach was innovative and yielded important insights that would not have come out as clearly using a more direct approach (a survey). Do you see ways of using these insights to improve female participation in your own project activities or do you feel the insights are too context specific to be useful?" Authors of the article: Esther M Njuguna1*, Millicent L. Liani1, Meseret Beyene3 and Chris O. Ojiewo2 1 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics P.O. Box 39063-00623, Nairobi, Kenya 2International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, P.O. Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 3 Debre-Zeit Agricultural Research Center, PO. Box 32, Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia *Corresponding Author –

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