Learning and tools


This section highlights learning by IFAD and partners in promoting gender equality and women's empowerment. Over the years, IFAD's understanding of how to address gender in its projects has evolved through evaluations, lessons learned and wider trends in gender knowledge and debates. This ongoing learning process informs how IFAD deals with gender in its operations now and into the future.





In focus

Key publications


  • After 10 years of civil war, women farmers in Ivory Coast are fighting poverty and preserving peace by growing high-quality rice seeds. This pest-resistant breed of rice not only doubles their yields and profits - but it also gives them greater independence.