Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development

Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development

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Seeks to assist governments and other organizations in advancing gender equality and equity in the agriculture and rural development sector. The key gender issues in agriculture explored are: equal access to resources and services (land and water; credit, training and other support services); gender differences in roles and activities; gender and agricultural extension and research; gender and the commercialization of agriculture; and empowerment and access to decision-making.A Reference Manual for Governments and Other Stakeholders Commonwealth Secretariat. Executive. Summary. The key role played by women in agriculture was in the past largely unacknowledged in government statistics and decision- making. ... However, these recent advances may be under threat from such factors as structural adjustment programmes (SAPs), the drive to commercialise agricultureanbsp;...

Title:Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development
Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat - 2001

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