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									MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FORESTRY
          AND FISHERIES


    GENDER DEVELOPMENT IN
        AGRICULTURE


   Presentation: 17-18 September 2003
Background

• Cambodia is predominantly rural economy
  largely based on agriculture;
• Approximately 85% of the population is
  living in the rural areas with agricultural
  activities as their main source of income;
• Agriculture represents the major share of
  GDP (39%);
Background

• Amount 2.16 million regular households in
  the country, approximately 25.7 percent are
  headed by women.
• 70% of Cambodia’s population are
  employed in agricultural production,
• The majority of the poor (79%) are those
  with household heads employed in
  agricultural sector.
Background
• It is recognized that the progress of
  agriculture, whereas women labour is
  significant important.
• MAFF does not have a clear gender policy,
  is limited guidance regarding the address of
  gender issues across the organization.
• There are differences funded project by
  donor to MAFF and its line departments and
  institutes that have gender concerns
  determined.
Gender Policy Framework in
Agriculture Sector
• Integrating woman into all sub-sector
  development activities
• To ensure an equitable sharing (between
  woman and men) of opportunity, resources and
  information for sustainable development.
• Capacity Strengthening to both Government
  officer and woman’s farmers to over come the
  major problems affecting women in
  agriculture.
Actual Gender Development In
MAFF
• Mainstreaming gender sensitive of MAFF
  has taken into account by donor funded
  projects include:
 - Cambodia Australia Agricultural Extension
 project phase 2 (CAAP II),
 - Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project
 (APPIP-WB),
 - Women Irrigation and Nutrition (WIN-FAO),
 etc…
Actual Gender Development In
MAFF

  The strategy framework for gender in
  agriculture sector include:
• To perform the capacity of gender working,
• To establish policy framework,
• To strengthen woman capacity, both, women
  official and women farmers.
Conclusion
• MAFF is considered and on going gender
  sensitive and mainstreaming to apply into
  overall sub-sector development activities
  including: Program and Projects
  Development for sustainable development in
  Agriculture.
• Continue capacity strengthening to capable
  formulate a comment strategic plan, to help
  women in a competitive ways to create job
  opportunities for more income to reduce
  poverty and Country economic development.
Thank you for your attention

								
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