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  • 1. 17/03/2014 1 Researchers Working Group Recommendations WHAT RESEARCH IS NEEDED TO PROMOTE GENDER-EQUITABLE INVESTMENT IN PRIMARY AGRICULTURE? Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014
  • 2. 17/03/2014 2 Reliable data • Intra-household unit of analysis • Disaggregated baseline data on tenure, land use, production and livelihoods • Longitudinal • More quantitative data needed • Shared survey data and research designs on impact • Technical advice to generate gender disaggregated data Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014 Tenure & property systems • Diverse tenure systems and practices • Life spans • Socio-cultural and comparative dimensions • Land policy approaches & implementation modalities • Alternative property systems (beyond customary tenure or titling…. community titling, statutory protection, alternatives?) Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014
  • 3. 17/03/2014 3 Voice • ‘What do women really want??’ – Methods to enable unmediated documentation including multi-media – Drawing out practical gender needs (PGN) and strategic gender interests (SGI) – Attending to generational differences as well as gender (eg. young women, second wives, unmarried women, etc) • How are women affected by investments? • Therefore: what do women really want (iterative research methods) Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014 Investment models • Structure, design, interests and outcomes • Institutional arrangements – Reproducing or transforming gender relations (‘positive deviance’ or transgressive processes) • History of the models • How this affects women’s collective action • Trends in CSR and how it is defined (and who defines it / how) Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014
  • 4. 17/03/2014 4 ‘Success’ • What enables success? • How to define success – Socio-economic – Environmental – Production / accumulation / class dynamics • Who defines it, how ‘voice’ confirms or contests it Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014 Action research • Rural communities – find effective ways of working with men • Social movements • Women farmers’ associations • CSOs – Bringing rights back into development debate – Being a source of information; not ‘extractive’ research Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014
  • 5. 17/03/2014 5 Audiences • A combination of multi-stakeholder events, bringing people together • And more targeted, bilateral, local engagements with rural communities as end-users • Also: CSOs, traditional leaders, business (local & international), governments (incl local, district, national ministries), development agencies, G8 (Global Donors Platform on Land), post-2015 agenda. Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014 CAADP Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014 • We debated the role of research in CAADP • We would welcome engagement with those leading the CAADP process, to identify research needs, and opportunities for existing research to be shared • Future Agricultures and PLAAS have proposed to NEPAD to co-host an expert orientation seminar for CAADP focal points
  • 6. 17/03/2014 6 Our challenge • Build more effective alliances among researchers to avoid duplication and achieve maximum impact…. find creative platforms and methods of communication • Especially: Future Agricultures, CIRAD, AWID, IIED, IISD, FAO, IFAD, DAWN, Land Matrix, LDPI Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land, 5-7 March 2014