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Title: Gender Mainstreaming in the Agricultural Sector


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Gender Mainstreaming in the Agricultural Sector
FAOs Experience and Lessons Learned
Sissel Ekaas Director Gender and Population
Division Food and Agriculture Organization
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Presentation Outline
  • FAO the organization
  • FAOs policy framework
  • Gender and Development Plan of Action
  • Role of Gender and Population Division (SDW)
  • SDWs main programme areas
  • Gender and natural resources
  • Gender and policy and decision-making
  • Continued challenges

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FAO - the organization
Agriculture Department
Coordination of Normative, Operational
Decentralised Activities
Technical Cooperation Department
Economic and Social Department
Administration and Finance Department
Fisheries Department
General Affairs and Information Department
Forestry Department
Sustainable Development Department
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Sustainable Development Department
SDA
SDW
SDR
Research, Extension and Training Division
Gender and Population Division
Rural Development Division
Sustainable Development Department
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Gender and Population Division
Regional Office Europe FAO Headquarters Gender
and Development Officer
Regional Office Latin America
Caribbean Santiago, Chile Gender and Development
Officer
SDW
Gender and Population Division
Regional Office Africa Accra, Ghana Gender and
Development Officer
Regional Office The Near East Cairo,
Egypt Gender and Development Officer
Regional Office Asia the Pacific Bangkok,
Thailand Gender and Development Officer
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Gender and Population network
Gender Focal Point Network
Regional Office Europe FAO Headquarters Gender
and Development Officer
Regional Office Latin America
Caribbean Santiago, Chile Gender and Development
Officer
SDW
Gender and Population Division
Regional Office Africa Accra, Ghana Gender and
Development Officer
Regional Office The Near East Cairo,
Egypt Gender and Development Officer
Regional Office Asia the Pacific Bangkok,
Thailand Gender and Development Officer
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FAOs policy framework
  • World Food Summit - Rome Declaration
  • on World Food Security (1996)
  • - Right to access safe and nutritious food
  • - Commitments to eradicate hunger by halving
    undernourished
  • - Full and equal participation of men and women
  • - Acknowledgement of womens contribution to
    food security
  • - Sustainable policies to promote participation
    of people

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FAOs policy framework
  • Strategic Framework 2000 2015
  • Contributing to the eradication of food
    insecurity and rural poverty
  • Promoting policy and regulatory frameworks
  • Creating sustainable increases in the supply and
    availability
  • of food and other products
  • Supporting the conservation and sustainable use
    of natural resources
  • Improving decision making through the provision
    of information

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FAOs policy framework
  • Medium-term Plan 2002 2007 (MTP)
  • - 16 Priority areas for interdisciplinary action
    (PAIA)
  • Gender and Development
  • - 181 Major outputs for gender mainstreaming

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FAOs policy framework
  • Strategic Framework 2000 20015
  • Medium-term Plan 2002 2007 (MTP)
  • Programme of Work and Budget (PWB) biennial
  • Gender and Development Plan of Action
  • 2002 2007 (GAD-PoA)

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Gender Development Plan of Action
Promote gender equality in the access to
- sufficient, safe and nutritionally
adequate food - and control over and
management of natural resources, and
agricultural support services - policy- and
decision-making processes at all levels in the
agricultural and rural sector -
opportunities for on- and off-farm employment in
rural areas
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Gender Development Plan of Action
Guiding principles
  • Partnership - valuing local knowledge and
    working closely
  • with local partners
  • Participation - involving the active
    contribution
  • of civil society organizations
  • Networking - encouraging the exchange of good
    practices,
  • ideas and experiences

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Gender Development Plan of Action
Implementation strategies
  • Capacity building and skills enhancement
  • Methodologies and guidelines
  • Information collection, analysis and
    dissemination
  • Technology development and transfer
  • Policy advice
  • Awareness raising and institutional measures

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Role of Gender and Population Division
  • Supporting the implementation of the Gender and
    Development
  • Plan of Action
  • - Working with stakeholders in FAO Member
    Countries
  • Supporting FAO technical divisions
  • Collaborating with FAO non-technical units

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Role of Gender and Population Division
  • Partnership and Networking
  • - Inter-agency Network on Women and Gender
    Equality (IANWGE)
  • - Multilateral Finance Institutions
  • - Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Research and Academia

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SDWs main programme areas
  • Gender in policies, legislation and civil
    institutions
  • - Socio-economic and gender analysis (SEAGA)
  • Integrated information for sustainable
    development
  • - Gender disaggregated data (GDD)
  • Gender and natural resources management
  • Gender, Biodiversity and Local Knowledge Systems
  • for Food Security (LinKS)
  • Impact of HIV/AIDS on food security
  • Integrated Support to Sustainable Development
  • and Food Security Programme (IP)
  • Information and communication technologies for
    agricultural research,

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Gender and Natural Resources
Farmers Water Management
  • Guide on socio-economic and gender analysis
  • in irrigation
  • Women, Irrigation and Nutrition (W.I.N.) Project
  • Regional training workshops
  • International Commission on Irrigation and
    Drainage
  • International Women's Day 2003
  • Gender and Water

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Gender and Natural Resources
Management of Genetic Resources
  • Publications on gender local knowledge and
    genetic resources management
  • Capacity building in Swaziland, Tanzania and
    Mozambique
  • International year of Rice 2004
  • International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources
    for Food
  • and Agriculture 2001

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Gender and Natural Resources
Land Use and Management
  • Publications on land management
  • Project supporting gender mainstreaming in land
    reform processes
  • Study of national reports on womens access to
    land and property
  • Joint study FAO/IFAD and the International
    Land Coalition
  • International Womens Day 2002
  • - Gender and Land-Tenure and Land Use

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Gender and Policy Decision-making
  • Africa
  • - Agricultural Development Strategies Ghana,
    Guinea-Conakry and Togo
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Agricultural and rural development planning in
    Cambodia
  • Europe
  • - National Action Plans in Bulgaria, Hungary and
    Slovenia
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • - Agricultural planning in Costa Rica
  • The Near East

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Continued challenges
  • Suitable impact indicators
  • Data disaggregated by sex
  • Sustained and proactive support from middle
  • and senior managers
  • Stronger mechanisms for accountability
  • Skills development for staff
  • Resources (staff and non-staff)

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Resources
  • FAO www.fao.org
  • FAO Sustainable Development Department
    www.fao.org/sd
  • FAO Gender and Population Division
    www.fao.org/sd/PEdef_en.htm
  • SEAGA Programme www.fao.org/sd/SEAGA
  • LinKS Project www.fao.org/sd/LINKS
  • Integrated Support to Sustainable Development
  • and Food Security Programme www.fao.org/sd/IP
  • Dimitra Project www.fao.org/Dimitra

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