On 6-8 November 2018, the Gender and Water Alliance-Bangladesh (GWA-B) conducted a workshop on "Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture for Food Safety". The workshop was held at Ashari, Rajshahi to mainstream gender issues in the EU Switch-Asia project in Bangladesh. A total of 24 participants attended the workshop from SNV, agro-processing companies, and partner organisations.
This workshop was planned after the field study and gender assessment that GWA-B had carried out in Rajshahi and Natore. The aim of the assessment was to understand land rights of women and men, and the gender division of work in mango and tomato cultivation. Finally, the study recommended improvements in gender mainstreaming in the project.
Group work for gender action plan
Role play on power exercise
The "Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture for Food Safety" workshop was conducted under the project “Improving consumer awareness and access to certified safe tomato and mango products in Bangladesh”. The project is being implemented since 2016 by SNV, the Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) and the Centre of Excellence Agro Food Skills (CEAFS) as part of the regional programme SWITCH-Asia, funded by the European Commission which aims to promote the adoption of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).