e-Agriculture is collecting information on the topic ‘Gender and the use of ICTs for agricultural and rural development – How ICTs can promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in rural areas’, to prepare a paper on the subject.
ICT initiatives are often generic and fail to recognize that the introduction of ICTs in a community will affect men and women differently. A range of specific barriers exist to women’s access, control and use of ICTs, all of which have implications for the efficacy of ICT-based agricultural interventions. However there are also initiatives that are inclusive and contribute to the promotion of gender equality through the use of ICTS.
In order to identify, analyse, understand and promote successful approaches, e-Agriculture and FAO are looking for experiences from different stakeholders. This is why we are now launching this call to you to ask you to share your recent experiences, articles, lessons learned, insights or good practices on gender and the use of ICTs for agricultural development.All contributions will be published on e-Agricultures thematic page on Gender and ICTs and the selected experiences and articles will be referenced in the final paper that will be published on our platform and through other media.
You can send your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org or share them with the group. We look forward to learning more about your insights on the topic.