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By World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

The Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook presents an updated knowing of gender concerns with wealthy compilation of compelling facts of excellent practices and classes realized to steer practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural tasks and courses. Serving as a device for directing and showcasing key rules in integrating gender into initiatives, this sourcebook goals to motivate the mind's eye of practitioners to use classes discovered, studies, and concepts to the layout and funding within the agriculture quarter. The Sourcebook attracts on a variety of event from the realm financial institution, foodstuff and Agriculture association (FAO), foreign Fund for Agricultural improvement (IFAD), and different donor businesses, governments, associations, and teams energetic in agricultural improvement.

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The main problem is lack of economic (social and physical) access to food at national and household levels and inadequate nutrition (or hidden hunger). Food security not only requires an adequate supply of food but also entails availability, access, and utilization by all—men and women of all ages, ethnicities, religions, and socioeconomic levels. Gender-based inequalities all along the food production chain “from farm to plate” impede the attainment of food and nutritional security. Maximizing the impact of agricultural development on food security entails enhancing women’s roles as agricultural producers as well as the primary caretakers of their families.

Pdf. 5. pdf. 6. Transformative programs are designed to transform gender relations by tackling the underlying structural causes and effects of inequality, such as initiatives to change inheritance laws and related practices (at the community level). Mainstreaming gender perspectives in macro- or regular programming and strengthening the capacity of institutions to mainstream gender are crucial in supporting changes in policy and legal frameworks. Targeted project approaches through agricultural initiatives can be specifically focused on either women only or men only to redress inequalities and lack of access or skills (see Module 11).

2 Elements in Achieving Food and Nutrition Security CARE PRACTICES FOOD AVAILABILITY (Trends and levels) SOCIOECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT Production Imports (net) Utilization (food, nonfood) Stocks Childcare Feeding practices Nutritional education Food preparation Eating habits Intra-household food distribution FOOD CONSUMPTION National level Population Education Macroeconomy Policy environment Natural resource endowment Agriculture sector Market conditions STABILITY OF FOOD SUPPLIES AND ACCESS (Variability) Energy intake Food production Incomes Markets Social entitlements Nutrient intake NUTRITIONAL STATUS Subnational level Household characteristics Livelihood systems Social institutions Cultural attitudes ACCESS TO FOOD (Trends and levels) Purchasing power Market integration Access to markets HEALTH AND SANITATION Health care practices, Hygiene, Water quality Sanitation Food safety and quality FOOD UTILIZATION BY THE BODY Health status Source: IFAD, FAO, and WFP 2000.

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