Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Webinar: Gender and Agricultural Risk : A Gendered Approach to Agricultural Risk Assessments and Management Strategies

Date: 
18/05/2017
May 18, 10am EDT (New York Time)

Differences in social, cultural, geographic, and economic contexts at the country level call for a tailored approach that takes into account the unique combination of risks, cultural differences, institutional arrangements, and fiscal constraints present. The World Bank has gathered significant  experience and lessons learned from conducting ASRAs around the world for over ten years, and acknowledges that a gender based approach to agricultural risk management (ARM) will strengthen resilience of rural farming households facing exogenous agricultural shocks.  

 

 In 2015, the World Bank came out with the paper titled "Agricultural Sector Risk Assessment: Methodological Guidance for Practitioners". This comprehensive blueprint document laid out steps to assess risks and develop risk management solutions for agricultural risk management and development practitioners. While the document remains valuable, the gender dimension was a critical missing puzzle piece. This paper address the oversight, and complements the current operational ARM framework and toolkit applied by the World Bank and other agencies. The application of the framework laid out within the paper will assist in focusing agricultural risk management interventions and leading to stronger resilience of agricultural systems. This paper is intended to be used alongside the "Agricultural Sector Risk Assessment: Methodological Guidance for Practitioners" publication.

 

About the Speakers:
Carlos E. Arce
                Carlos works as a development economist with over thirty years of experience addressing issues related to agricultural policy and risk management in developing countries.  In the past, he has worked for various international agencies like the Free University of Amsterdam, the Canadian International Development Agency, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the World Bank.  Lately, after retiring from the World Bank he works as a consultant advising on agricultural policy and risk management.  He holds degrees in law and economics.
 
Åsa Giertz
 
Åsa is a Senior Agriculture Specialist in the World Bank's Agriculture Global Practice, where she for little over three years has been part of the Agriculture Risk Management Team. She currently leads agriculture risk management, agricultural development, and nutrition-sensitive agriculture work, in particularly in Africa. Åsa has worked with agriculture development for over 12 years, for the World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and has experience from Africa, Europe, Latin America, and Central and South Asia. She holds a MSc in Economics from Stockholm University and a MSc in Food and Nutrition Policy from City, University of London. 

 

Sanna-Liisa Taivalmaa 
 

Sanna-Liisa serves as the Senior Gender Specialist in the Agriculture Global Practice of the World Bank. Prior to joining the Bank she was the Senior Adviser for Agriculture and Rural Development in Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.  She has dealt with a variety of gender issues in agriculture, food security, rural development and relief operations both at policy and field level while working in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) and a private consultant company.  She holds a Master's degree in Agriculture and Forestry from the University of Helsinki. She has also studied tropical agriculture in Universidad de Costa Rica and horticulture in Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

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