Women Agriculture Workers in Tunisia: Final Capacity Assessment
The aim of this Final Capacity Assessment is to present a high-level report of the achievements, progress, learnings, and scaling opportunities of the activity. It provides particular insight on early social and behavior changes and those capacities that were identified throughout the implementation as key barriers to changing attitudes and behaviors in the agriculture sector.
2 of the recommendations in the report for advancing the rights of women agriculture workers are:
- Enhance private sector engagement: Throughout this pilot initiative, the ability to forge deep engagement with local private sector Throughout this pilot initiative, the ability to forge deep engagement with local private sector stakeholders was limited. The women’s organizations did not historically hold those relationships, and given the nature of the campaign’s advocacy, there was hesitancy and skepticism on the part of farmers and mediators—in large part due to their own perceived constraints in changing the system. Nonetheless, the partners made meaningful inroads and progress.
- Provide resources and technical expertise to map the relevant agriculture market systems and identify economic/market-driven constraints to advancing the rights of women agriculture workers. Doing this would enable the initiative to advocate with policymakers for market systems change and better alignment of economic incentives.