Feminist policy analysis: implications for the agricultural sector in Ethiopia - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia : CIMMYT : 2018. - 65 pages

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This report provides a feminist analysis of seven policies, relating to gender equality in the agriculture sector of Ethiopia. Ethiopia has progressively expanded women’s rights and the enabling policy environment since 1994. Despite the strong commitment of Ethiopia towards gender equality and gender mainstreaming, many of the policies analyzed do not integrate gender equality as a priority for the growth and development of the country and do not adequately mainstream gender. At best, there is an emphasis on increasing women’s participation and integration, but little solid ‘gender’ targets are set. The analysis shows gender-specific policies have regressed since the 2006 National Action Plan on Gender Equality (NAP-GE) that proposed important gender-sensitive measures. The 2017 Women´s Development Package reduces gender objectives to the expansion of women´s access to certain services and benefits. Meanwhile, agriculture related policies have significantly improved in gender-sensitivity over the same time, culminating with the approval of the Gender Equality Strategy for Ethiopia´s Agricultural Sector (GESAS) in 2017. However, alignment across policies and implementation remains ad hoc.

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Gender equity in access to land
Gender analysis


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