The Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP) First day themesINTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTEINTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Who are these people? IFPRI, ILRI, and associatesBRAC CARE BangladeshCSISA (IRRI) East Africa Dairy Development (Heifer/ILRI/other consortium)Harvest Plus HKIKickstart Landesa Land O’Lakes/Mozambique BMGF
Looking at a whole range of assets Natural capital Physical capital Financial capital Human capital Social capital Political capitalTangible and Intangible assets
Methodology All groups used a mixed methods approach >Qualitative >Quantitative In most cases, qualitative came first and informed the quantitative work; in HarvestPlus, the qualitative study came later. Universally seen as useful collaboration. Value of mid-course adjustments and attention to gender in clarifying impact pathway through greater links between M&E and implementing staff, social and natural scientists
Clarifying concepts and definitions Access, control, and ownership • “Men’s” – “Women’s” – “Joint” Empowerment • What are the measures of women’s empowerment? Can we build a set of criteria across assets that is consistent across research sites?
Emerging themes? Critically important to target women and address gender-based constraints • e.g., Land O’Lakes/Mozambique and Kickstart Be equally attentive to engaging men to i) gain support for activities targeting women and ii) to inhibit any loss of gains already achieved by women • e.g., BRAC and HKI
Emerging Themes (continued) Development of gendered-asset pathways through the conceptual framework Intersection of gender with other social categories (class/caste, ethnicity, marital status) • Special cases of women-headed households and/or widows