APPARI-ICAR New Delhi Conference March 13-17 2012 Culmination of VariousInitiatives• FAO SOFA 2011— • 20 to 30 percent gender related yield gap, 100 m to 150 million could be fed meeting the gender gap• WDR 2012 Gender Equality and Development• FAO-ESW/DIMITRA– a network of civil society organizations in Niger supported by GFAR• Activities of Rome Based Institutions• IFPRI’s Gender Empowerment Index• APAARI, ARINENA, FARA• APAARI, ICAR New Delhi conference had 750 Participants from 50 Countries Sponsored by 10 participants (e.g., GFAR WB, USAID, UKAID, IDRC, AusAID, CGIAR, TAAS among others)
Recommendations from the Global Conference on Women in Agriculture1. Make women in agriculture more visible and Recognize gender issues more explicitly2. Strengthen evidence and knowledge base to address women’s and gender relatedissues in agriculture;3 Promote collective action and leadership of rural women to take advantage ofopportunities and address discrimination;4. Establish women’s rights at large;5. Promote women’s ownership of capital assets and resources.
Survey of 60 people in 35 organizations1. Raise Gender Awareness at All levels2. Integrate Gender into Policies and Activities of all Types3. Build Capacity by Training4. Create Income Generating and Learning Opportunities for women
Today’s Panel• Prabhu Pingali, Dy. Director, Agriculture, Gates Foundation• Karen Brooks, IFPRI, Director, CRP Policies, Institutions and Markets• Lourdes S. Adriano, Advisor and Practice Leader (Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development), ADB• Bridgit Mausa, Kenya, Ministry of Veterinary sciences. Fellow of AWARD• Karla Hora, Director, Ministry of Agrarian Development• Ruth Haug, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Professor in Development Studies of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB).
Questions to the panel1. What is your agency doing to address gender issues?
Questions to the panel2. Which of the many recommendations and issues identified by the various stakeholders wouldyou personally give particular priority to and champion in your work going forward?
Questions to the panel3. How would you help support a network of networks?
Summarizing StatementPanel’s contribution and other suggested ideas
Ideas for Taking GAP Forward from A Group of Women leaders from internationaland National organizations “drafted” by GFARMake Women’s Issues More visibleMainstream Gender IssuesGender-differentiated data on change processes and outcomes, and to share what data exist (for policy,planning purposes etc.).Inclusion of Gender In Rio + 20G 8-G 20-Interagency paper on Agricultural ProductivityStrategic Plan 2012-14 of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD)In Institutional policies and priorities of FAO, IFAD, FARA, WFPjoint programmed (FAO, WFP, IFAD, UN Women) now in the concept stageGlobal conference in early 2014 on women farmersAdd to KnowledgePiloting IFPRI-USAID Gender Empowerment ProgramCGIAR’s CRPs—innovationTraining of Women ScientistsTraining for Extension
Ideas for Taking GAP Forward from A Group of Women drafted by GFAR• Extend the AWARD Program of Leadership Capacity Building in Africa to More countries in Africa and Asia• NARs need to give high priority to implementing recommendations and truly mainstreaming gender issues• Develop Women’s Networks in Developing Countries starting from the bottom up • Within Countries • Across Countries Within Regions
Does Gap Need a Structure, Institutional home, a Platform, FormalizedFunctions, Network and Champions to Foster the Networks?1. Should Function precede or follow form?2. A Network of Networks?3. Structure for a Steering committee for this Group?4. A person responsible5. Funding?