Gender-equitable pathways to achieving sustainable agricultural intensification
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CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). 2018. Gender-equitable pathways to achieving sustainable agricultural intensification. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).. 12p. (Towards Sustainable Intensification: Insights and Solutions Brief 5) doi: 10.5337/2018.204
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Women play an increasingly greater role in agriculture. Ensuring that they have opportunities—equal to those of men—to participate in transforming agriculture is a prerequisite for sustainable intensification. Increased gender equity in agriculture is both a practical and a social justice issue: practical because women are responsible for much of the production by smallholders; and social justice because in many cases they currently do not have rights over land and water resources, nor full access to markets, and often they do not even control the crops they produce. Strategies to promote gender equity must be tailored carefully to the social and economic context.
GENDER EQUITY; SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE; AGRICULTURAL TRAINING; INTENSIFICATION; ROLE OF WOMEN; WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION; SMALLHOLDERS; LAND RESOURCES; LAND ACCESS; WATER RESOURCES; WATER AVAILABILITY; MARKET ACCESS; SOCIOECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT; PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES; DECISION MAKING; NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS; FOOD PRODUCTION; INCOME; ECOSYSTEM SERVICES; LABOUR ALLOCATION; LIVING STANDARDS
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