Lessons learned synthesis paper : gender integration and the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund
CIFSRF projects aim to improve technology development and increase agricultural productivity, improve access to resources, markets and income along with a combination of objectives including cross-cutting themes of gender, environment and governance. This paper presents an overview of main findings on integrating gender mainstreaming in research and development programs. Women are differentiated in terms of their roles in agriculture and food security (AFS) as agents of change, primary or key clients, consumers, (central) beneficiaries, stakeholders and/or users. Social relations of gender are critical to actualize AFS’ ambition of a gender transformative approach to AFS research.
This work was carried out with the aid of a grant from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and with financial support from the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC).
GENDER MAINSTREAMING, PROGRAMME EVALUATION, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, SMALL HOLDERS, GLOBAL SOUTH, GENDER ROLES, EVALUATION