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Fact Sheets: Reducing Gender Inequalities in Agriculture in Central America

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With support from Ford Foundation, The Reducing Gender Inequality in Agriculture in Central America project will build on LWR’s ongoing Learning for Gender Integration (LGI) initiative in Nicaragua to further validate, refine and disseminate an innovative methodology to help farmer cooperatives reveal business incentives for reducing gender inequalities. The approach has shown results in improved production and profit among women farmers in commercial crops such as coffee and cocoa and building positive perceptions about women’s contributions to agribusiness. LWR believes that with further documentation and dissemination of these promising outcomes, the methodology has the potential to transform how producer organizations in different areas, working in different crops and providing different services allocate resources and benefits to women.

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