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A statistical toolkit for the production of sex-disaggregated agricultural data

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The Database

The Agri-Gender Database is a statistical toolkit for the production of sex-disaggregated agricultural data. It provides examples of questions / questionnaire components and table formats for the collection and analysis of sex-disaggregated agricultural data that reflect socio-economic conditions of men and women operating in the agricultural sector. The availability of such data is critical for the planning of sustainable agricultural development in general, as well as the preparation of improved responses to specific development issues such as poverty reduction, rural development, food insecurity, HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation, monitoring of Millennium Development Goals achievements and other internationally set development targets and efforts in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

This toolkit forms part of FAO’s general support to strengthening the capacity of national statistics systems in the framework of the 2010 Round of the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture and the establishment of integrated national statistics systems. It has been developed in a joint effort by the FAO Regional Office for Africa (FAORAF), Accra, Ghana and the FAO Statistics Division, Rome, Italy, based on contributions provided by numerous National Statistics Departments in Africa.

Focus on Africa

The 1st edition of the toolkit focuses on Africa because of the large number of relevant examples available from agricultural censuses implemented in this region at the time the toolkit was elaborated. A French version will be available shortly and further editions will include examples from Asia and Latin America.

Structure

The Database is structured around nine data items

a) focussing on the roles and responsibilities of men and women in the agricultural sector
Agricultural population and households
Access to productive resources
Production and productivity
Labour and time-use
b) addressing development issues such as food security, poverty reduction, the advancement of gender equality and empowerment of women
Destination of agricultural produce
Income and expenditures
Membership of agricultural / farmer organisations
Food security
Poverty indicators

The toolkit consists of two sections

Section 1

presenting examples of gender-relevant questions and questionnaire components obtained from agricultural censuses and

Section 2

containing examples of tables, allowing for presentation and analysis of the data collected through the questions presented in the section 1.

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