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The International ‘Gender Agenda’ in the Context of the South Pacific and Agricultural Livelihoods

Integrating Gender in Agricultural Development

ISBN: 978-1-78973-056-2, eISBN: 978-1-78973-055-5

Publication date: 2 December 2019

Abstract

This chapter situates the South Pacific region’s engagement in progressing gender equality and women’s empowerment within broader gender and development (GAD) debates. It explores the international ‘gender agenda’ and how its associated frameworks, platforms, policies and metrics have diffused throughout the South Pacific. Limited progress in achieving gender equality and empowerment goals has been made, globally and regionally, with considerable challenges yet to be overcome. Complementing the book’s focus on the integration of gender into agricultural research and development projects, the chapter reviews rural women’s access to income and land in the South Pacific, and their contributions to agricultural production and marketing.

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Carnegie, M. and Singh-Peterson, L. (2019), "The International ‘Gender Agenda’ in the Context of the South Pacific and Agricultural Livelihoods", Singh-Peterson, L. and Carnegie, M. (Ed.) Integrating Gender in Agricultural Development, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 33-55. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78973-055-520191005

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