There is a clear need to analyse and document successful efforts in addressing gender-related concerns in agriculture in South Asia, and to disseminate these to a wider policy audience to ensure successful mainstreaming of gender concerns in agriculture. Linked with this is the need to explore options for more equitable and sustainable solutions for women in agriculture through action research and policy dialogue in partnership with government, civil society organizations, particularly NGOs, and with members of communities in which they work.

With these objectives in mind, this workshop focuses on the three sub themes of access to productive resources, markets and marketing opportunities and food consumption and nutritional outcomes.

The workshop aims at discussing strategies that contribute to the process of mainstreaming and institutionalizing successful approaches in agriculture development that have improved and facilitated women’s access to productive resources and services, markets, food and nutrition.