Equal Access in Agriculture: Closing the Gap

Here are a couple of resources I have received leading up to the learning event on Gender and Agriculture put on by FAO during the next few weeks.

The first is their definition of Climate Smart Agriculture:

What’s Climate-Smart Agriculture?

“Climate-smart agriculture (CSA), contributes to the achievement of sustainable development goals. It integrates the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) by jointly addressing food security and climate challenges. It is composed of three main pillars:

1. sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes;

2. adapting and building resilience to climate change;

3. reducing and/or removing greenhouse gases emissions, where possible.

CSA is not a single specific agricultural technology or practice that can be universally applied. It is an approach that requires site-specific assessments to identify suitable agricultural production technologies and practices.”

There is more information in the  English version / French version / Spanish version of the Executive Summary of the “Climate Smart Agriculture Sourcebook”, and at www.fao.org/climatechange/climatesmart.


Gap in Agriculture

And the third is a succinct video on the gender gap in agriculture in the developing world.


There will be lots more to come, so this is just a small taste of all the resources available. Stay tuned!


One thought on “Equal Access in Agriculture: Closing the Gap

  1. When I look at the issues that negatively impact agricultural development and therefore food security there’s a trend, the issues are reoccurring. I am uncertain whether my island would ever be able to bridge the gap between men and women’s access to Land. Land tenure is not just a culturally issue but a political, social and economical one as well. As farmers are competing with residential and commercial property holders for access to this resource. I noticed that the video just gives an insight into the areas causing the gap which peaks my interest in regard to any recommendations you or your organisation may have on dealing with these issues. I will definitely tune in to your blog for more updates.

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