To recognize gender issues in agriculture, environment and rural production, policy-makers and planners in the Philippines need to:
Collect sex-disaggregated local data through the conduct of gender-responsive agriculture, fishery and environment surveys and administrative-based reporting systems;
mainstream gender concerns in agricultural and environmental development policies and programmes;
integrate women's particular needs in the planning, programming and implementation of projects;
develop rural women's capabilities, encourage women's membership in farmers' organizations, and support women to form organizations, including cooperatives, where they can push for common concerns like getting credit for rural entrepreneurial/agricultural projects, assistance for projects on environmental protection;
expand income opportunities for women to improve household incomes;
provide infrastructure and technology support that considers the needs of women in rural areas; and
forge stronger government and non-government linkages for cooperation and sharing of resources.