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Women's empowerment and agriculture in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh


In 2021, Practical Action and UNDP assessed the contribution to women’s empowerment made by a project supporting Integrated Farm Management – Farmer Field Schools among smallholder farmers in host communities in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. A multi-dimensional model and methodology was developed and utilised, inspired by the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAi). The study found notable improvements across all five domains of empowerment studied: production; resources; income; leadership; and personal freedom and wellbeing. The findings substantiate the call to recognize the potential of agriculture programmes to contribute to women’s empowerment and to adopt measures that reinforce this potential.

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