Promoting Gender Equality in Foreign Agricultural Investments: Lessons from voluntary sustainability standards

This report looks deeper into the successes and failures of existing global standards on agribusinesses in developing countries to determine how they can help improve the situation of rural women.

By Kathleen Sexsmith on January 15, 2017

This report analyzes the gender-related content of five major global agricultural sustainability standards and five principles for responsible investment in agriculture.

The report answers the question: Do the global principles and standards improve gender equality? It also examines how to build on the successes and failures of these initiatives to improve gender equality in agricultural investments. The experiences of the sustainability standards are used to provide guidance for responsible investment.

Report details

Gender Equality
Food and Agriculture
Focus area
IISD, 2017