Global Resources

Welcome to the Global Resources Database. This library contains over 3,000 specially selected gender documents picked from over 1,500 sources. It covers longstanding concerns and debates as well as emerging issues. It provides access to research, reports and policy documents, as well as records of good practice, lessons learnt and case studies, amongst other things. Each resource has been summarised providing a brief overview, key findings and recommendations, to help you save time deciding which resources you really want to read.

The database is added to monthly with the latest resources on a particular theme and/or region. We often pick a theme which is particularly relevant, for example, linking in with the theme of a key international gender event or campaign. However some months we like to showcase work from a region or on a theme that is underrepresented to provide space for more marginalised issue and further add to the diversity of our database.

We also strive to make resources available in languages other than English. A number of resources are available in French and Spanish, as well as other languages within the database.

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Global Resources (63 documents found)
Author: Dr. B. Njobe, African Development Bank , Oct 2015
Women constitute a majority in Africa’s agricultural sector, and are estimated to produce between 60-80% of the continents food. Yet women remain an untapped opportunity due to their disproportionate lack of access to finance, services,... Find out more
Authors: J. Twyman, M. Green, Q. Bernier, Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, Jan 2014
This paper presents the initial data analyses of the CCAFS gender survey implemented in four sites in Africa. Using descriptive statistics, it shows gender differences in terms of perceptions of climate change, awareness and adoption of... Find out more
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations , Jan 2015
This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 reviews the effectiveness of social protection interventions in reducing poverty, raising food consumption, relieving household food insecurity and hunger, and promoting longer-term... Find out more
Authors: F. A. Von, E. L. Okorley, Jan 2015
Women constitute an important part of food systems around the world, as evidenced by the fact that they produce an estimated 70% of subsistence crops, and the fundamental role they play in processing and distribution. However, many of... Find out more
Author: R. Vernooy, Jan 2015
Around the world, women farmers are taking a leading role in implementing strategies aimed at crop variety conservation and diversification, with the goal of strengthening local climate change adaptation capacities. That is the message... Find out more
Author: C. B. Ben, Mar 2015
Women play a key role in ensuring the continuation of food security, yet in Nigeria, rural women farmers have suffered long-term marginalisation in the nation’s affairs. In light of this fact, this study seeks to determine and better... Find out more
Author: L. Hosken (ed), Nov 2015
In an unprecedented fashion, much of Africa is now at risk of losing a vast wealth of knowledge about crops, nutrition, medicines, biodiversity, ecosystems, and more, just as it is needed most.  The present generation of elders exist at a... Find out more
Africa Progress Panel, Sep 2015
The Africa Progress Report is the annual flagship publication of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), drawing on the best research and analysis available, and making policy recommendations for African political leaders and civil society who... Find out more
Rainforest Alliance, Jan 2014
In every region of the world, women are engaged in sectors that are directly affected by climate change. In agriculture, forestry, and other livelihood activities, these women are already feeling the impact of climate change; and generally... Find out more
Author: B. Maal, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, Nov 2015
In Malawi, the Global Hunger Index classifies the food security situation as “serious”. Lack of food security causes child undernutrition and child mortality. Levels of malnutrition are alarmingly high. About half of all children under the... Find out more