Capturing the Gender Effect: Guidance for Gender Measurement in Agriculture Programs

Report
from International Center for Research on Women
Published on 03 Oct 2013 View Original

by Anjala Kanesathasan, Krista Jacobs, Margo Young, Adithi Shetty

Over the past decade there has been growing recognition of the contribution that women make to agricultural production around the world. Despite this attention, many agricultural programs struggle to capture the difference—or the ‘gender effect’—that gender integration makes on key outputs and outcomes.

This technical brief, produced for the Tanzania Gender and Agriculture Forum (TaGAF), draws on the experiences of two projects in Mbeya, Tanzania—Faida Mali’s Integrated Soil Fertility Management and TechnoServe’s Coffee Initiative—focusing on the steps they have taken to measure the ‘gender effect’. It is a follow-on to an earlier TaGAF brief that presents some of the promising gender responsive practices these project have underway.