Global Resources

Welcome to the Global Resources Database. This library contains over 3,000 specially selected gender documents picked from over 1,500 sources. It covers longstanding concerns and debates as well as emerging issues. It provides access to research, reports and policy documents, as well as records of good practice, lessons learnt and case studies, amongst other things. Each resource has been summarised providing a brief overview, key findings and recommendations, to help you save time deciding which resources you really want to read.

The database is added to monthly with the latest resources on a particular theme and/or region. We often pick a theme which is particularly relevant, for example, linking in with the theme of a key international gender event or campaign. However some months we like to showcase work from a region or on a theme that is underrepresented to provide space for more marginalised issue and further add to the diversity of our database.

We also strive to make resources available in languages other than English. A number of resources are available in French and Spanish, as well as other languages within the database.

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Global Resources (13 documents found)
Oxfam, Dec 2012
How can women’s leadership and participation in agricultural decision-making and governance be increased? To what extent do interventions that combine skills and capacity-building in improved production techniques with activities... Find out more
Authors: K. Hussein, David Suttie, Gender and Household Food Security, IFAD, Jul 2016
In a rapidly urbanising world, the role of smallholders and other agricultural producers in rural areas will require significant attention from policymakers, researchers, and the development field. The increasing demand for food, and the... Find out more
Author: Dr. B. Njobe, African Development Bank , Oct 2015
Women constitute a majority in Africa’s agricultural sector, and are estimated to produce between 60-80% of the continents food. Yet women remain an untapped opportunity due to their disproportionate lack of access to finance, services,... Find out more
Authors: A. Gallina, C.R. Farnworth, Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, Jan 2016
This literature review is part of the CCAFS program on low emission agriculture flagship of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. It serves as a background document to better understand gender roles... Find out more
World Bank Publications, Jan 2015
This module provides guidance and a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects and investments in climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The module emphasizes... Find out more
Authors: O. M. Apata, Y. Awe, Sky Journal of Agricultural Research, Jan 2014
The position of rural women in terms of their lack of involvement in traditional belief systems, and the social norms this creates and reinforces, helps to disallow most women from participating in some agricultural activities in south-... Find out more
Authors: N. O. Anyoha, J.U. Chikaire, R. N. Nwakwasi, International Journal of Development and Emerging Economics, Mar 2015
In south-western Nigeria, a number of traditional and social beliefs and norms work to inhibit women's participation in agricultural activities. As in many places throughout Africa, there has traditionally been a strict gendered division... Find out more
International Fund for Agricultural Development , Jan 2016
Despite Nigeria's plentiful agricultural resources and oil wealth, poverty is widespread in the country and has increased since the late 1990s. Some 70 per cent of Nigerians live on less than US$1.25 a day. Poverty is especially severe in... Find out more
Author: M. O'Donnell, GSMA, Jun 2014
Agriculture is a major source of livelihood for most resource-poor populations in developing regions. Women play a core role in agriculture, but underperform in terms of productivity largely because they lack access to resources such as... Find out more
Authors: Dr. B. Njobe, S. Kaaria, African Development Bank Group, Jan 2015
African women play a central role in the continent’s agricultural sector, representing around 50% of the labour on farms in sub-Saharan Africa, and producing between 60% and 80% of the continent’s food. However, this comes despite women... Find out more