2019 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR)


by Babacar | November 11, 2019

The Malabo Declaration of 2014 outlines seven commitments to enhance livelihoodsthrough inclusive agricultural growth. Gender-sensitive policy andprogramming have an integral role to play in fostering inclusive agriculturalgrowth to meet these commitments. Gender differences arise from the sociallydetermined relationships between men and women, and the roles that men andwomen play in society show similarities and differences across classes and societies.Ending hunger, reducing poverty, boosting intra-African trade, and increasingresilience to climate and other risks will require examining how gender differencesaffect our ability to achieve these outcomes. This means paying attention to bothwomen and men, and not just to women alone.

Additionally, ensuring accountabilityfor reaching and maintaining the goals outlined in the Malabo Declaration willrequire data systems that examine gendered gaps in processes and outcomes.The 2019 Annual Trends and Outlook Report applies a gender lens to severalissues that mustbe addressed to fully achieve the goals outlined by the MalaboDeclaration. It uses a gender, agriculture, and assets framework that examinesintersections between gender and (1) the context and institutions within whichrural people operate; (2) the natural resources that they depend on for agriculture,sources of vulnerability, and resilience to shocks; (3) assets; and (4) livelihoodstrategies. The framework recognizes that each component is gendered: men andwomen experience their context in different ways and the context impacts themdifferently; access to, ownership, and control over resources and assets can be individualor joint between men and women; and men and women use these resourcesto pursue different and sometimes joint livelihood opportunities.

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ATOR by Chapter

Chapter 1 Introduction [Download]
Chapter 2 Gender and social norms in agriculture: A review [Download]
Chapter 3 Gender and leadership in Africa: Exploring the nexus, trends, and opportunities [Download]
Chapter 4 Women’s land rights in Africa [Download]
Chapter 5 Beyond access: Gender-transformative financial inclusion in agriculture and entrepreneurship [Download]
Chapter 6 Building an inclusive agriculture: Strengthening gender equality in agricultural value chains [Download]
Chapter 7 Building livelihoods for rural youth: A gendered perspective [Download]
Chapter 8 Gender and trade in Africa: Case study of Niger [Download]
Chapter 9 Addressing gender and social dynamics to strengthen resilience for all [Download]
Chapter 10 Toward gender equality: A critical assessment of evidence on social safety nets in Africa [Download]
Chapter 11 Women’s control over income: Implications for women’s empowerment and the agricultural sector [Download]
Chapter 12 The promise and challenges of gender data [Download]
Chapter 13 Tracking key CAADP indicators and implementation processes [Download]
Chapter 14 Concluding remarks [Download]