Paving the Path for Gender Equality in Agriculture: Upcoming workshop


by Sarah McMullan

Cross-posted from REAP

Ethiopia Gender workshop

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On July 8 & 9, 2014, the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) will host a two-day workshop on the role of gender in agriculture in Ethiopia. The workshop has been organized in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture’s Women’s Affairs Directorate, the EIAR, the Central Statistical Agency, the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency, and the International Food Policy Research Institute.

The purpose of the workshop is to stimulate discussion and collaboration among key players in Ethiopia’s agriculture system to shape future gender work in the country. 

The workshop will bring a small group of experts together to:

  • Present an overview of the sex-disaggregated data that are available and show what kinds of gender analysis can be conducted
  • Lead a group discussion on what questions and issues are important in gender research

The first day of the workshop will focus on initial findings from the gender analysis of existing data on comparing differences between male and female-headed agricultural households.  Additional workshop sessions will present finding on gender inequalities in ownership and control of land in Africa and the role of gender in technology adoption. The second day will consist of an interactive workshop on collecting and analyzing sex-disaggregated data on agriculture.

Each session will be followed by ample time for group discussion and collaboration. The workshop is designed to encourage audience participation and open dialogue.

If you will be in Addis Ababa and would like to attend the workshop, please RSVP to Sarah McMullan ( Feel free to circulate this invitation to interested colleagues.

Cheryl Doss and Caitlin Kieran from PIM will participate in the event and conduct a separate workshop on collecting sex-disaggregated data.