Enhancing gender mainstreaming for sustainable rural development and food security
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September 2017 - August 2020

Project Summary


  • Identification of women’s individual and collective needs in selected rural areas through the implementation of small-scale initiatives
  • Implementation of context-based initiatives based on dual-track operational approach which, besides women’s needs, pays equal attention to build capacities on mainstreaming gender within relevant national and local institutional stakeholders in partner countries


  • Setting up local Participatory Action Research (PAR) groups in charge of data collection, analysis and dissemination
  • Steering the programme’s activities for the enhancement of women’s roles within the selected agricultural value chains, in line with an explicit gender-sensitive value chain approach and with qualitative and quantitative gathering of sex-disaggregated data
  • Promoting exchange, networking and coordinated action for more gender-sensitive agricultural and rural development policies in the Mediterranean


  • Institutional capacity building on:
  • gender sensitive value chains approach;
  • gender mainstreaming;
  • Participatory Action Research methodology;
  • gender disaggregated statistics.
  • Technical assistance to women beneficiaries on selected value chains
  • Awareness-raising sessions (soft skills, rights)
  • Equipment and works
Source of funding : Italian Cooperation
Total budget : 2 300 000,00 €
Partners :
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MARL) - Egypt
  • Ministry of Agriculture - Lebanon
  • Ministry of Agriculture - Jordan
  • Ministry of Agriculture - Palestine
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Maritime Fisheries - Morocco
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fishery - Tunisia