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 (63 documents found)
Authors: Dolores Bernabe, Estrella Penunia, D. Bernabe, E. Penunia, Jan 2009
What is the impact of climate change on women in agriculture? Women farmers are among those most drastically affected by changing climate patterns because of their multiple roles in food production. As well as working in the fields, women... Find out more
Regional Community Forestry Training Centre for Asia and the Pacific , Jan 2014
This discussion guide aims to help trainers and grassroots facilitators learn more about the gender aspect of social equity in terms of forest-based climate change initiatives, including REDD+. The questions in the guide are designed to... Find out more
World Agroforestry Centre , Jan 2013
This four-page policy brief focuses on the constraints that women face to more equitable participation in smallholder carbon and climate-smart initiatives. It highlights the important role that a flexible learning approach plays in... Find out more
Association for Women's Rights in Development , Jan 2004
Why is agricultural biotechnology an important development and human rights issue for women? This fact sheet highlights the importance of agricultural biotechnology for gender equality and development, focusing on genetic modification (GM... Find out more
Authors: G. Aboud, M. Ballara, A. Brody, BRIDGE, Jan 2015
This In Brief argues that tackling gender injustice and truly empowering women is not only a fundamental prerequisite for improving food and nutrition security. It needs to be seen as a goal in its own right. In Brief sets out a... Find out more
Authors: M Ballara, N Damianovic, R Valenzuela, UN Women, Oct 2012
En el presente documento se analiza el carácter estratégico que tiene la mujer rural en relación a la agricultura y la seguridad alimentaria y la forma cómo han ido respondiendo las políticas públicas a este respecto. Esta vinculación se... Find out more
Author: H. J. Malapit, International Food Policy Research Institute , Jan 2014
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarising both findings from the WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outcomes of... Find out more
International Food Policy Research Institute , Jul 2014
Rural household economies dependent on rainfed agriculture are increasingly turning to irrigation technology solutions to reduce the effects of weather variability and guard against inconsistent and low crop output. Organisations are... Find out more
African Capacity Building Foundation , Jun 2012
"Strengthening the role of women in agriculture has far-reaching consequences on economic and agricultural growth, food security, and better standards of living in Africa. The Empower Women in Agriculture initiative (EWA), launched in... Find out more
Author: G. Oseni, World Bank, Mar 2014
Drawing on data from the General Household Survey Panel 2010/11, this paper analyses differences in agricultural productivity across male and female plot managers in Nigeria. Utilising the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition method, the analysis... Find out more