Gender issues in Nepali agriculture

a review by Bijaya Bajracharya

Publisher: HMG Ministry of Agriculture/Winroch International Policy Analysis in Agriculture and Related Resource Management in Kathmandu

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  • Sex discrimination against women -- Nepal.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-68).

StatementBijaya Bajracharya.
SeriesResearch report series / Policy Analysis in Agriculture and Related Resource Management ;, no. 25, Research report series (Policy Analysis in Agriculture and Related Resource Management (Program : Nepal)) ;, no. 25.
ContributionsNepal. Kr̥shi Mantrālaya., Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development.
LC ClassificationsHD6073.F3 N363 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination78 p. ;
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1256258M
LC Control Number94906456

Gender Issues in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in Nigeria Stella O. Odebode Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria 1. Introduction Agricultural development has been a major conc ern to most developing countries within the last two decades. Gender plays a vital role from the farm to market. A variety of constraints however, impinge upon the ability for developing countries to perceive women as agents of food and nutritional security. Women play a vital role as agricultural producers and as agents of food and nutritional security. Gender concepts are key ideas and issues in gender and development and their implications for policy making. In other words they are underlying principles on which a programme vision and commitment can be built. Some of the core gender concepts are: (see Mayoux, Linda, Organizational Gender Training for Aga Khan Foundations, January ). 1. format, the lists are indicative, to provide practitioners with gender issues and responses to consider at various stages of decision making in the water and sanitation sector. Preface. 8 ©WSP. Gender in Water and Sanitation 9 Women and girls are most often the primary users, providers and managers.

In Nepal, the economy is dominated by agriculture. In the late s, it was the livelihood for more than 90 per cent of the population, although only approximately 20 per cent of the total land area was cultivable. Now this dependency has declined to about %. After the s more land has been brought under irrigation network while use of fertilizers and pest management and high-yielding. Jitendra Sahayogee. I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations. management issues notably the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), an agricultural programme for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)/African Union (AU). CAADP was endorsed by African Responsiveness to gender in agricultural and rural development. The Policy. issues offer a broader context for those interested in sustainable agriculture. Moreover, teaching organic farming and gardening has evolved dramatically over the last several decades. In contrast to the very early efforts at organic farming and gardening, a substantial body of agroecological research informs today’s organic practices. Similarly.

Gender balance in the workplace, and specifically in leadership roles, it’s not a quota you want to reach. Let’s say you actively look for and hire more women in senior-level jobs at your company. If you don’t support those women, then they won’t be able to make a difference in the organization. If you don’t support career growth for.   Within the European Union, in women working in agriculture accounted for 35% of the total working population in the sector and more than 40% . Huisinga Norem, R., R. Yoder and Y. Martin, (). “Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge and Gender Issues in Third World Agricultural Development”, cited in Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Socio-Economic and Gender Analysis Programme – Intermediate Level Handbook. FAO, Rome: Illustration: Nelson Flores. A Gender Equity Policy is also being formulated, which is expected to integrate gender issues across all policies, programs and projects. And while this small Himalayan country continues to embark on its unique development value of Gross National Happiness, it becomes even more important to place special focus on the real architects of the society.

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Gender equality in agriculture and rural development, In Nepal, agriculture contributes one-third of the gross. domestic product (GDP) and about three-quarters of the population work in the sector.

The role of women in the sector is crucial given that over 80 percent of women are employed in agriculture. Publication | March Download (Free: KB) This checklist, a Nepali translation of an English original, is designed to assist staff and consultants in implementing ADB's policy and strategic objectives on gender and development (GAD).

It will guide users through all stages of the project/program cycle in identifying the main gender issues in the agriculture sector and in designing appropriate gender-sensitive.

Executive summary. The Country Gender Assessment (CGA or Assessment) for agriculture and rural development in Nepal was undertaken in primarily to inform the gender-sensitive country-level.

FINAL REPORT NEPAL: Country Gender Profile March Chandra Bhadra, Ph.D. Gender Consultant & Mani Thapa Shah Assistant Consultant The information presented here was gathered from on. The Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook provides an up-to-date understanding of gender issues and a rich compilation of compelling evidence of good practices and lessons learned to guide practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural projects and is serves as a tool for: guidance; showcasing key principles in integrating gender into projects; stimulating the.

The existing empirical studies of the ‘gender in agriculture’ literature consistently reveal that women lack access to and control over resources such as land and capital as well as agricultural inputs and technology such as improved crop varieties, training, information and marketing services (Fletschner and Kenney, ).

Gender in Agriculture: Closing the Knowledge Gap. Agnes R. Quisumbing, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Terri L. Raney, Andre Croppenstedt, Julia A. Behrman, Amber Peterman (eds.) Book Review. Explaining why it is that half of the world’s farmers are systematically underperforming can be an elusive business.

However, Gender in Agriculture: Closing the Knowledge Gap from the Food and Agriculture. FAO, Agricultural extension and women farm workers in the s. Rome, Italy. FAO, The State of Food and Agriculture Women in Agriculture – Closing the Gender Gap for Development.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. Ilahi N. Gender issues in Nepali agriculture book audit/stocktake: An assessment tool and process for organisations to identify how gender issues are included in their work with communities Gender issues in Nepali agriculture book internal organisational processes (Interaction, ).

Gender equality: Refers to both men and women having the freedom to develop their. challenges in order to provide a context for the discussion of gender equality issues relevant to sectoral activities and outcomes.

This is followed by a summary of government commitments to support women or gender equality in the sector and suggestions about further issues and opportunities to consider as part of policy and strategy development.

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In context of Nepal gender disparity have always been present since very beginning but recently only the discussion and issues of gender related things have come out to mainstream. There is huge gap in accessing the rights and power between the male and female in Nepalese society.

Gender in Brief – Prior to Crisis. Gender roles in Nepal vary with context, caste, ethnic group, religion, and socio-economic class. Overwhelmingly, the traditional family structures are. Gender issues in agricultural and rural development by Khawar Mumtaz Women's participation in agriculture, indeed their contribution to agricultural production.

Gender inequality in Nepal refers to disparities and inequalities between men and women in Nepal, a landlocked country in South Asia. Gender inequality is defined as unequal treatment and opportunities due to perceived differences based solely on issues of gender.

Gender inequality is a major barrier for human development worldwide as gender is a determinant for the basis of discrimination in. Keywords: agriculture development, agriculture growth, poverty reduction, food security Trends of Edible Food Grains Production and Requirements, Nepal () Households reporting food.

Gender Relations Hierarchical relations of power between women and men that tend to disadvantage women Gender Training A facilitated process of developing awareness and capacity on gender issues, to bring about personal or organisational change for gender equality Gender Violence Any act or threat by men or male-dominated institutions.

Sumnima Tuladhar from Nepali child rights organisation CWIN talks about the issues of gender-based violence and discrimination, the challenges faced by women.

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Open access peer-reviewed. organizations to promote women in agricultural activities and empower them. However, those that do not have a specific gender focus, but undertake some single or combined gender –related activities which are generally mother and child care, nutrition, water, girls’ education, women savings and credit facilities.

Nepal, a Himalayan country situated in South Asia, is one of the poorest countries of the has suffered from political instability and has had undemocratic rule for much of its is a lack of access to basic facilities, people have superstitious beliefs, and there are high levels of gender gh the Constitution provides for protection of women, including.

involvement and influence of external experts, have ignored this gender dimension at a very real cost to African agriculture and to gender equity within the continent [].

The institutional reality remains that of operational inattention to gender issues in agriculture and. In developing countries, rural women play a significant role in agriculture, accounting for % of food production and selling food products at markets [1].

In Nepal, it’s been reported that up to 98% of women are employed in the agricultural sector, a percentage which is higher than that for men (91%) [1b].

Contribution by women. Democracy, Gender Equality and Women’s Literacy: Experience from Nepal. UNESCO Kathmandu Series of Monographs and Working papers No. Kathmandu: UNESCO. EWEC (Every Woman Every Child) (). The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (), Survive, Thrive, Transform, Geneva: WHO.

GENDER EQUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT East 42nd Street range of issues that are fundamental to women’s with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome in late Februaryto review and discuss the.

Nepal has an undercurrent of pervasive, patriarchal social structures and a deep-rooted ethnic caste system woven into the fabric of an otherwise rich, diverse cultural heritage, restricting progress in all major development sectors.

For Nepal to become a more democratic and resilient society, it must give women and girls, those who identify as LGBT, people who are differently abled, and those. However, the impacts of gender inequalities and women’s recurrent socio-economic disadvantages continue to be ignored and remain a critical challenge to adaptation efforts.

As the world continues to grapple with what a post-Kyoto climate regime should look like, it is crucial that mitigation and adaptation efforts integrate gender issues at. In book: International although many of the issues discussed have a wider. relevance. up vary across schools and the way in which gender differences are produced on a day.

This is the handout accompanying the e-module: Gender in agriculture, an introduction Gender in agriculture is the first e-module of a series we are currently developing. The e- modules are meant for development practitioners working in value chain development programs in.

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It presents relevant information and research literature regarding women's roles in agriculture in a consolidated and. The Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agriculture Extension Services, which helps build more gender-sensitive and nutrition-enhancing agricultural extension and advisory services across a range of providers, including those in the public, private and non-governmental sectors.

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11 Section How can gender mainstreaming improve environmental and energy initiatives? 13 Module 3: gender mainstreaming in environment and energy organisations