GAP is an open and inclusive network of institutions and individuals who have come together through their shared concerns at the urgent need for large-scale action on gender-based issues in agriculture, that transcends individual institutional efforts. Linkages have been fostered via a series of actions facilitated through the multi-stakeholder Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR). By this common demand, GAP was initiated among the 3 Rome-based UN agencies (FAO, IFAD and WFP) with mandates for agriculture, food and nutrition, gender specialists from the CGIAR system (the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network, AWARD, IFPRI and CRPs 2 & 4), Regional Fora (to date AARINENA, APAARI, FORAGRO and FARA) and civil society networks such as DIMITRA. With the Secretariat of the Global Forum playing a key role in providing the opportunities and collectively-owned space to mobilize processes and linkages, a wide range of stakeholders are now being actively engaged, including key actors from civil society, national agricultural research, research institutes and universities, the private sector, policy makers, donors, media and advocacy partners, further multilateral organizations (e.g. ILO, UN Women, World Bank, UNRISD, WHO) and movements (e.g. SUN, GFRAS), and development organizations.
Current institutional partners (Click on the acronyms to find out more)