© Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation I Justin Mott I Farmers work during the rice harvest time in Quynh Luu Commune in Nghe An Province, Vietnam on October 3, 2011.

Agricultural Development

Agricultural Development

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GENDER AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES ISSUE BRIEF

This Issue Brief was prepared for the Agricultural Development Program Strategy Team and the Gender Equality Team of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It identifies the issues, challenges and opportunities that exist for investing in gender intentional agricultural advisory services (AAS). Specifically, the brief establishes the rationale for targeting both female and male farmers in the provision of AAS, and reviews the most current evidence on the benefits of gender-inclusive staffing, technical content, and delivery methods. The Brief concludes with broad recommendations and guidelines for Program Officers to employ when working with partners on AAS investments.

GENDER AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES ISSUE BRIEF