Engaging and Working with Men

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Engaging and Working with Men: Program Insights and Key Considerations for the Agriculture Sector

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Summary

This technical brief presents guidance on the effective engagement of men in programming to achieve women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and gender equality outcomes in the agricultural sector using a market systems approach. The brief establishes five key considerations for this engagement, drawing upon relevant literature and case studies from both within and outside the agricultural sector. The brief concludes with a list of useful resource materials for readers interested in investigating further.

The brief is supported by The Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive market systems. The topic for the brief emerged from discussions with practitioners through the SEEP Network’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group (WEEWG). Its audience is inclusive market systems development programs and practitioners.