Testing and refining the FAO ‘Gender and Rural Advisory Services Assessment Tool’
Advisory Services (RAS) can help women and men farmers to increase
their yields, connect with markets, and take advantage of
agripreneurship opportunities. Yet, globally, women have less access to
RAS than men, and the information, technologies and services provided
tend to be less relevant to the needs of female farmers.
recently conducted a case study to validate, implement and improve the
FAO ‘Gender and Rural Advisory Services Assessment Tool’. The tool
provides a means for systematic, holistic program assessment, and the
results of the assessments will be used in the development of capacity
development and policy support materials to facilitate the uptake of
gender-sensitive good practices in rural advisory services programs.