Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Measuring Gender-Transformative Change in Agriculture: A review of the literature and promising practices

Date: 
16/02/2017

Please join the IFPRI Gender Task Force for a webinar with WorldFish and CARE on Thursday, February 16, 9:00am-10:00am EST

Instructions for joining virtually via GoToMeeting provided at the end of this invitation. Screencast will be available on this blogpost after the event.

Presenters: Steven Cole, Cynthia McDougall, & Afrina Choudhury from WorldFish; Emily Hilenbrand & Pranati Mohanraj from CARE USA

Discussant: Ruth Meinzen-Dick (IFPRI)

Gender inequalities are recognized as both a major driver of poverty and an impediment to agricultural development. Understanding complex processes of social change remains a critical challenge for effective agricultural development programming that advances gender equality. Gender transformative approaches represent a move beyond “business as usual” gender integration in programming towards the creation of an enabling social environment and more equitable formal and informal institutions that expand life choices for women and men.

At the heart of their work, WorldFish (in particular, through its Aquatic Agricultural Systems cross-cutting research program) and CARE USA (through its global Pathways to Empowerment agriculture program) strive to apply gender transformative approaches (GTA) in designing, implementing, and learning from agricultural development interventions. However, committing to GTA implementation approaches also requires a transformation of measurements and indicators of change, an area of research that remains relatively under-developed in the agriculture sector.

In this webinar, CARE and WorldFish Center jointly present a literature review of promising indicators and tools for measuring gender-transformative change in agriculture, along with some practical case studies and the implications of applying such approaches in practice.

For more information on presenters and instructions on how to join virtually, click here

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