The Philippines' agricultural and rural development programmes need to respond to rural women's and men's concerns by:
Raising awareness of rural women and men of the importance of their roles and means for productive participation in agricultural and fisheries development;
training project implementers and beneficiaries on gender-sensitive participatory planning and programme implementation;
expanding availability and sustainability of services and technical assistance programmes for women;
enhancing inter-agency, inter-partner coordination for a more effective and integrated support for women's access to capital and services;
monitoring and evaluating the implementation of mechanisms for the expanded participation of women in agricultural and fisheries development;
conducting advocacy programmes that involve civil society organizations (CSOs), people's organizations (POs) and the private sector in community-based livelihood and skills development initiatives; and
developing and promoting gender-responsive technologies by and among women farmers in cooperation with men farmers and extension staff.