Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP)
GAP is a multi-stakeholder network of institutions and individuals promoting gender equity and women’s empowerment in the agricultural sector in order to increase production and productivity, value-addition and increases in incomes, reduce losses and wastage, and ensure food and nutrition security, particularly at the household level. Such an approach requires the re-conceptualization of agriculture as a vehicle for household and community well-being rather than just economic growth.
The GAP partnership has its origins in a desire for greater attention to gender-related issues in agriculture, recognizing that, despite their importance, these are currently not receiving the attention they require at all levels. GAP has come together through the open and inclusive forum of GFAR, in particular; through actions of the 3 Rome-based agencies (FAO, IFAD and WFP) with mandates for agriculture, food and nutrition, gender specialists from the CGIAR system (I