SCOPING STUDY OF GENDER-RESPONSIVE AGRICULTURAL SERVICES FOR RURAL POVERTY REDUCTION IN AFRICA

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Title : Scoping Study of Gender-responsive Agricultural Services for Rural Poverty Reduction in Africa.
Author: FARA
Date of publication: 2015
Language: English
Country of origin: –
Number of pages: 44

Summary :

This report synthesizes findings from seven country scoping studies on gender-responsive approaches to rural advisory services (RAS) in Africa. The studies, which were conducted in seven countries (Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, and Uganda), were meant to identify existing policies, programmes, approaches, and tools into which gender considerations had been injected, and then to provide them as RAS to farmers, with specific focus on women and youth. The goal was to propose a road map for mainstreaming RAS to promote sustainable agriculture in Africa. The scoping studies relied on desk reviews and key informant interviews.