In response to the persistent inequalities of women in farming despite decades of development assistance, Team Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security at Sida Headquarters (Sweden) initiated a thematic evaluation of how gender issues are tackled in Sida-supported agricultural programs.

Using the agricultural sector strategies and gender policies of the three partner organizations, the Sourcebook addresses the agricultural livelihoods in specific investment or programmatic areas of TFhe World Bank, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).

This In Brief argues that tackling gender injustice and truly empowering women is not only a fundamental prerequisite for improving food and nutrition security.

This manual is a resource and toolbox for NGO practitioners and programme designers interested in diagnostic and action research for gender sensitive and socially inclusive climate change programmes in the rural development context. It is meant to be an easy to use manual, increasing the research capacity, skills and knowledge of its users.

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