admin | May 30, 2016
As this week’s farmer story from Kenya illustrates, gender plays an important role on the farm. In the story, women did much of the work on the tea tree plantations, but men felt they were entitled to the profits because they owned the land. Who works on specific tasks and who controls the profits from a farm business are just two gender issues that commonly arise.
It is important that your agricultural programs are gender responsive, so that they represent the opinions and challenges facing both women and men farmers.
This guide from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization will help you to:
– understand the meaning of gender, equality, and equity;
– recognize common gender stereotypes;
– learn about the role community radio can play in improving equality between women and men; and
– integrate gender at each stage of your production.