Gender in Agriculture: From Policy to Practice (GAPP)
Lutheran World Relief and USAID are working together in Western Honduras to influence municipal regulations, institutional policies and social norms to: -Reduce gender-based resource gaps and generate inclusive growth in the agriculture sector. -Empower women smallholder farmers to participate equally in agricultural value chains. The Gender in Agriculture: From Policy to Practice (GAPP) will enable women and men to advocate for policy changes that put laws and programs into practice that enhance women’s access to credit and respond to women’s needs in the agriculture sector.
- Promotion of women’s leadership in agriculture through the strengthening of Women’s Municipal Networks (WMNs) and the introduction of an innovative New Masculinities approach to engage male leaders in recognizing women as key actors in the agriculture sector; - Advocacy by men and women to ensure that municipal authorities allocate funding for programs designed to meet the needs of women in the agriculture sector and that RCIs increase women’s access to credit.
In developing the GAPP hypothesis, LWR plans to focus the impact evaluation and learning agenda, on the following learning questions: 1. How do women’s leadership and changes in men’s attitudes influence local policies and practices related to women’s access to resources in agriculture? 2. How does increased access to resources or public investments in women’s agricultural activities contribute to increased household incomes, agricultural productivity or food security?