Overview of gender mainstreaming in agriculture and rural development in Vietnam

Authors

  • Nguyen Huu Nhuan*
  • Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen
  • Ngo Thi Khanh Ly

Abstract

Gender issues and gender inequality still exist in many countries, especially in remote and poor rural areas. Rural women often suffer from economic disadvantages, low self-confidence in the family and community, and limited access to health, social services, and extension services, which leads to lesser decision-making roles in the production and business of households and in leadership at work. In the context of digital transformation, women were found to be more disadvantaged in comparison with men. Gender mainstreaming activities have only recently become apparent in development efforts but are still limited in development projects. Promoting gender mainstreaming in rural development activities will be necessary to improve the capacity of women towards achieving rural development. Future interventions should pay more attention to building the capacity for women to access more educational and extension services in enabling environments. Institutional monitoring system to track progress in gender mainstreaming in agriculture and rural development will be very important to deliver wider impacts of development programs and projects.

Keywords:

agriculture, gender mainstreaming, rural development, Vietnam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31276/VMOSTJOSSH.65(1).100-109

Classification number

4.1, 7

Author Biographies

Nguyen Huu Nhuan

Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Trau Quy Town, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen

Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Trau Quy Town, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Ngo Thi Khanh Ly

Vietnam Partnership of Human Resource Development for Rural Areas, 4th Floor, A1 Building, 102 Truong Chinh Street, Phuong Mai Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Published

2023-04-20

Received 18 November 2022; revised 30 January 2023; accepted 14 February 2023

How to Cite

Nguyen Huu Nhuan, Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen, & Ngo Thi Khanh Ly. (2023). Overview of gender mainstreaming in agriculture and rural development in Vietnam. The VMOST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 65(1), 100-109. https://doi.org/10.31276/VMOSTJOSSH.65(1).100-109

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Section

Sociology, Anthropology, and Ethnology