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Joint Programme on gender equality and women empowerment - Rural women economic empowerment component
Description/achievement of initiative

In Ethiopia rural women lag behind in access to land property, economic opportunities, and financial assets. Women farmers perform up to 75% of farm labor but hold only 18.7% of the agricultural land in the country. The SDG-F has been working in the regions of Oromo and Afar and using a multifaceted approach to generate gender-sensitive agricultural extension services, support the creation of cooperatives, promote the expansion of women-owned agribusiness and increase rural women’s participation in rural producer associations, financial cooperatives and unions.

Implementation methodologies

This SDG Fund programme has been developed as a separate and differentiated component of the Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, implemented by the Government of Ethiopia and UN agencies, and coordinated by UN Women. The total programme budgets reaches 3 million $, of which 50% is funded by the SDG-F.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

UN Agencies: UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP National partners: Government Ministries, Ethiopia Agricultural Research Institute, regional micro-finance institutes
Progress reports
Goal 1
Goal 2
Goal 5
Goal 8
2016
Increased incomes to sustain livelihoods
2016
Created gender-responsive policy and an institutional environment for women's economic empowerment
2016
Improved food security, nutrition, social protection, and coping mechanisms
Financing (in USD)
3,000,000 USD

Basic information
Time-frame: 2014-12-01 - 2016-12-31
Partners
UN Agencies: UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP National partners: Government Ministries, Ethiopia Agricultural Research Institute, regional micro-finance institutes
Countries
Contact information
Catherine Wong, Programme Analyst, catherine.wong@undp.org
United Nations