Improving the Use of Gender and Population Factors in Agricultural Statistics A Review of FAO’s Support to Member Countries in Gender Statistics New York 12-14 December 2006 UN.

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Improving the Use of
Gender and Population
Factors in Agricultural
Statistics
A Review of FAO’s Support to Member
Countries in Gender Statistics
New York
12-14 December 2006
UN IA-EGM on Development of Gender Statistics
Introduction
 Many mandates increase demand for
accurate and relevant gender statistics
(=> World Food Summit Plan of Action)
 FAO: SDW/ESS collaboration to
mainstream gender considerations into
agricultural statistics through capacity
building and technical support to
member countries (producers and
users)
New York
12-16 July 2004
UN Meeting on Statistical Capacity Building
FAO Strategies for Gender
Mainstreaming in Ag Statistics
 Production of technical guidelines and training
materials;
 Sensitisation/Training of both producers and
users;
 Technical Support in Gender to agricultural
censuses & surveys (World Census of
Agriculture);
 Recoding & retabulation of existing data;
 Preparation of GDD data bases & data sets, for
policy decision-support
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Gender Statistics
Materials and Activities
 Technical handbooks and manuals:
Agricultural Censuses and Gender
Considerations: Concepts and
Methodology (1999)
 Dissemination materials: Filling the
Data Gap: Gender-Sensitive Statistics
for Agricultural Development (1999)
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Gender Statistics
Materials and Activities
 Training packages: “Gender-
Disaggregated Data for Agriculture and
Rural Development. Guide for
Facilitators”
 Other resource materials: numerous
papers on related topics
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Ongoing Regional and
Country Projects
 National Collaboration: training and
technical support (GDD workshops;
World Census of Agriculture)
 Regional Collaboration: AFCAS, ECE,
other regions less frequently
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Gaps
 Lack of awareness data needs and
existing data
 Sector technical statisticians unfamiliar
with sex-disaggregated data needs
 Planners insufficiently trained in sexdisaggregated data use
 Problem establishing easy-to-use
gender-related indicators.
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Remaining Challenges
 Further gender mainstreaming in ag.
censuses
 Continued assessments of concepts &
definitions
 ID different ways to address complex
gender issues in agricultural & rural
sector
 Enhancing capacity to use GDD; userproducer linkages
 Funding for sub-national data analysis
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Successful Initiatives
 Engaging national gender consultants
for censuses
 Introduction of the sub-holder concept
 Activities that promote user-producer
dialogue
 Training workshops with follow-up
activities
 Case studies and gender statistical
profiling
 Partnerships with regional bodies
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Recommendations
 Develop conceptual framework for
mainstreaming in agricultural stats
 Develop gender module for use in
agricultural censuses and surveys
 Explore other data sources (=>ag./rural
module for time-use studies)
 Support use of gender-sensitive
agricultural statistics
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Recommendations
 Support user-producer interactions in
all sectors of gender statistics
 Training of agricultural statistics usersproducers in priority regions
 Encourage retabulation/use of existing
agricultural/rural data
 Establish working group on agricultural
and rural development to build
partnerships
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Conclusion
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