New Publications

Leveraging Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture: A guide for development organizations based on the Sustainable Development Goals

The report, available in English and French, explains how VSSs can be used as a tool to meet the SDGs and targets related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in agriculture. It also provides recommendations for development organizations working toward that goal. Specifically, the report analyzes how VSSs:

  • Can be leveraged to make positive contributions to gender equality
  • Can promote gender equality depending on certain conditions
  • Can exacerbate gender inequalities if not undertaken with sensitivity to local gender dynamics.