Equality in Agriculture: Investment in Agriculture Policy Brief #5

By Kathleen Sexsmith, Carin Smaller & William Speller, Published by IISD, May 2017

Two broad agendas have emerged in response to global calls for greater gender equality, more sustainable trade and more responsible investment in the agriculture. The first, largely targeted at the private sector, are represented by the array of voluntary sustainability standards (VSS), such as fair trade labels. The second, largely targeted at governments, are the multitude of guidelines on responsible investment in agriculture. This policy brief explores how global standards and guidelines contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and whether more can be done through these instruments to improve the situation of women in agriculture. Available at http://www.iisd.org/library/how-improve-gender-equality-agriculture-policy-brief-5-investment-agriculture