Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture: A guide for development organizations based on the SDG

This guide, a companion to the 2017 International Institute for Sustainable Development report, Promoting Gender Equality in Foreign Agricultural Investments: Lessons fromVoluntary Sustainability Standards (Sexsmith, 2017), reviews the evidence of the contributions of voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) to gender equality and women’s empowerment in agriculture; explains how VSSs can be used as a tool to meet related components of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and provides recommendations for development organizations working toward gender equality and women’s empowerment in agriculture. It is the first publication to demonstrate the linkages between VSSs and the gender-equality-related goals and targets of the SDGs, and therefore serves as a useful tool for different representatives of development organizations working toward those goals in the agricultural sector.

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