Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

GAP Hub for South Asia

The Global Conference on Women in Agriculture (New Delhi,13-15 March,2012) co-organized with ICAR, APAARI and a number of bilateral and multilateral organizations brought together key organizations from around the world, and was a landmark event for the launching of the Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP).

As a result of the Conference, the Government of India (through ICAR) committed to reorient India’s agri-research agenda to include a greater emphasis on gender, investing an additional 1.84 M US$ in this agenda over five years, with the Directorate of Research on Women in Agriculture (DRWA) playing a key role, and operating as a hub to leverage the Government commitment to catalyze GAP activities in South Asia and link with partners in other countries.