Nepal: Commercial Agriculture Development Project - 2010

Commercial agriculture could hold many opportunities for women farmers; however, unless special measures are included in project design, women’s access to resources and benefits may be limited. Such measures may include providing credit, improving literacy and numeracy capacities, as well as building entrepreneurship and leadership skills. 

Gender issues need to be addressed explicitly in project outcomes to go beyond descriptions of “the poor and vulnerable” and to ensure targets for participation and benefits are monitored closely. Gender action plans (GAPs) must be linked to main project objectives, outcomes, outputs, and performance indicators; and should be developed with key stakeholders’ agreement to ensure implementation.

To know more about this case study, read the ADB publication titled Gender Equality Results Case Studies: Nepal.