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Improving the livelihoods and wellbeing of women fish retailers: Success stories from the STREAMS project in Egypt

In this booklet women fish retailers describe the impacts of the market interventions of the Sustainable Transformation of Egypt’s Aquaculture Market System (STREAMS) project on their own wellbeing and on the wider community. The STREAMS project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and led by WorldFish through the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH), in…

New case studies are powerful examples of gender-responsive plant and animal breeding

The CGIAR Gender and Breeding Initiative recently published the ‘State of the Knowledge for Gender in Breeding: Case Studies for Practitioners‘. This working document presents 10 cases that emphasize the point that considering gender in breeding program design, working with women in the breeding process, and acting on these findings can have dramatic consequences on breeding programs. Click to find out…

Book: Rethinking Society for the 21st Century

Cambridge University recently published their book – Rethinking Society for the 21st Century – online. It includes chapters on intersecting inequalities; gender, value chains gender and division of labor; gender and migration as well as the feminization of labor.

Discussion paper: What is the role of men in connecting women to cash crop markets? Evidence from Uganda

Programs that seek to increase women’s participation in marketing activities related to the principal household economic activity must involve men if they are to be successful. The authors of the new IFPRI Discussion Paper Kate Ambler (IFPRI), Kelly Jones (Institute for Women’s Policy Research and American University), and Michael O’Sullivan (World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab) analyze take-up of a project that sought to…

Info briefs on gender equality and forest landscape restoration

Forest landscape restoration aims to achieve ecological integrity and enhance human well-being in deforested or degraded landscapes. Evidence shows that addressing gender equality and women’s rights is critical for addressing this dual objective. These info briefs feature a number of useful lessons and recommendations rooted in the experience and expertise of partners in civil society, multilateral organizations, research community and…

Discussion paper: What is the role of men in connecting women to cash crop markets? Evidence from Uganda

Programs that seek to increase women’s participation in marketing activities related to the principal household economic activity must involve men if they are to be successful. In this paper, Kate Ambler (International Food Policy Research Insititute), Kelly Jones (Institute for Women’s Policy Research and American University), and Michael O’Sullivan (World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab) analyze take-up of a project that sought to…

Women’s hidden harvest: Indigenous vegetables and amaXhosa cultural survival in Hobeni Village, South Africa

In this book, Katie Tavenner (Bioversity International), aims to capture the experiences of these women of the Hobeni Village in South Africa, and to provide an accessible text documenting their stories of cultural and physical survival. For over 100 years, the communities next to the Dwesa and Cwebe Forests have been caught in a conflict over natural resources. Residents were…

The invaluable contribution of rural women to development

Click here to learn more about the work of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) exploring the multiple facets in which rural women contribute to and are impacted by issues including health, nutrition, economy, agricultural production, and food security and safety.

Gender norms and agency in the Ethiopian agriculture sector: a policy brief

In this policy brief, Kristie Drucza and Mulunesh Tsegaye (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center – CIMMYT) describe how investment and robust studies are needed to strengthen the body of evidence and facilitate gender, mainstreaming in agricultural development; restrictive gender norms remain one of the most significant obstacles for women’s agricultural innovation. Read the brief for more findings!