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Closing the gender gap in agriculture resakss_conference 2019_coraf presentation for fao

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By Mariame MAIGA,
for the 2019 ReSAKSS Annual Conference

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Closing the gender gap in agriculture resakss_conference 2019_coraf presentation for fao

  1. 1. Closing the gender gap in agriculture Experience from CORAF
  2. 2. 380 M inhabitants Promote sub-regional cooperation NARS in 23 countries Create synergies and reduce duplications Solve common agricultural development problems through research Mobilize resources What is CORAF? Created in 1987
  3. 3. Enabling the delivery of prioritized results High broad based agricultural growth sustainably established in WCA Agricultural productivity, competitiveness and markets sustainably improved for target groups in WCA Increased use of appropriate technologies and innovations Increased uptake of strategic decision making options for policy, institutions and markets Enhanced institutional and human capacity in AR4D Demand for agricultural knowledge from target client facilitated and met Agriculture, food and nutrition security Policy, institution, markets and Trade Gender, youth and social security Scaling technologies and innovations for impact Regional integrated capacity strengthened and coordinated Knowledge management , fore sighting and anticipation General objective Specific objective Result areas Priority intervention Domains Activity Pillars
  4. 4. Gender policy • Objective: Facilitate equitable access to Agricultural Research and Development resources, opportunities and benefits for men and women, particularly for vulnerable groups, in delivering the following results: • R1-- Gender smart technologies and innovations increased, throughout gender capacity building, and provision of gender mainstreaming tools in agricultural research programmes and projects to stakeholders; • R2 -- Gender smart agricultural policies and market policies identified and proposed; • R3--Gender mainstreaming in the regional agricultural research system strengthened and coordinated; • R4--Demand for gender technical assistance formulated by stakeholders to mainstream gender in agricultural research and development facilitated and satisfied.
  5. 5. Gender strategy  Minimum 40% women as beneficiaries of projects;  Gender screening of projects to analyse the gender gaps, propose corrective actions, and indicators to track gender progress in projects and impact assessment;  Provide stakeholders with gender capacity building and tools to mainstream gender in their various activities;  Assist the Projects Coordination Units (PCU) with development of Gender Action Plans, and facilitate the identification of Gender Focal Points in the countries;
  6. 6. Gender strategy  Organize Video Conference and field visit twice a year to monitor the implementation of the gender action plans in the countries;  Provide female and young researchers with leadership and scientific capacity building and follow up for their access to decision-making positions in Agricultural Research and Development systems (AR&D);  Provide gender support to regional organizations at demand  Facilitate the development, transfer, access and adoption of gender and climate smart technologies (along the value chain) to foster women and youth socio-economic empowerment
  7. 7. La Décortiqueuse de fonio La technologie du PIF La technologie de transformation de la mangue La technologie du poisson séché La technique de fabrication des blocs nutritionnels La technologie du pain composite La technologie de production de banane plantain en contre saison
  8. 8. Gender outcomes  West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP): All countries went above the 40% women target as beneficiaries, with 49% at regional level (4. 536.562 out of 9.246.489) in terms of access to technologies and innovations, Agri inputs, trainings, and extension services.  28% Female benefited from master and PhD Scholarships in agricultural sciences, aiming to respond to the challenges related to the ageing of research staff in West Africa. 41.0 46 42 46 49 41 40 60 54 43 47 40 41 49 0.0 10.0 20.0 30.0 40.0 50.0 60.0 70.0 %ofwomenbeneficiairies Percentage of women beneficiairies in Nov. 2018 Realisation Cible
  9. 9. Gender outcomes • The Multi donors Trust Funds (MDTF) implemented across 17 regional projects on crops production, animal production and aquaculture recorded 43% women beneficiaries, in terms of access to technologies and innovations, Agri inputs, trainings, and extensions services. The MDTF completion report led by the World Bank rated gender mainstreaming in MDTF as Highly Satisfactory. 16,767 7,493 35,921 65,122 27,458 5,361 3,105 12,362 27,133 11,915 32.0% 41.4% 34.4% 41.7% 43.4% - 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 Adoption of Techonologies Adoption of Innovations Access to Technologies/Innovations Direct Project Beneficiaries Short-term Training NumberofBeneficiaries Number of Beneficiaries by Gender No Reached No. of Female % Female
  10. 10. Gender outcomes Post EBOLA Agricultural Reconstruction Initiative: The regional initiative to respond to the impacts of the EBOLA epidemic and the impacts on agricultural sector and food and nutrition security in the affected countries i.e. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, led by CORAF in collaboration with the World Bank, USAID and Africa Rice, recorded 45% women beneficiaries.
  11. 11. Gender outcomes • The West Africa Seed Program (WASP) • Implemented in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal but with regards to the implementation of the harmonized seed regulation, it covers the 17 ECOWAS-UEMOA-CILSS countries (that is the 15 ECOWAS Member States and Mauritania and Chad). • Out of 1,582 personnel trained (with 12,656 spill-over beneficiaries) in the techniques of seed production, agri-business management, the implementation of seed regulations in West Africa countries and Mauritania and Chad, 30% have been women compared to baseline figure of 5-15% at the inception of the program. • In Niger 10 young female technicians were given a three-month intensive training in the techniques and best practices in seed production and quality control. In Mali, 9 women groups benefited from various capacity building activities in seed production, policy, quality control and seed business plan development among others. In Ghana 2 women groups have become the focal points for establishing on-farm demonstrations to promote the use of newly developed crop varieties.
  12. 12. Gender outcomes • Scientific and Leadership Capacity Building of women researchers • In collaboration with Agropolis Foundation and AWARD, CORAF contributed to launch the Francophone Chapter of AWARD, for Scientific and leadership capacity building of 5 female fellows, 5 Mentors, and 5 Mentees from Cameroun, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Mali. • The 5 women researchers who benefited from this program got all of them decision- making positions in their respective agricultural Research and Development Institutions.
  13. 13. •Thank you for your attention