CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research



The role of gender norms in access to agricultural training in Chikwawa and Phalombe, Malawi

Based on qualitative research conducted in Chikwawa and Phalombe in Malawi, this article from the International Potato Center (CIP) discusses how gender relations shape men and women’s access to and participation in agricultural training. The article finds that the perception of men as household heads and women as carers or helpers who are illiterate often has implications on women’s ability…

Study of the determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Qualitative evidence from Kebbi and Bauchi states

This working paper from the International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) observes that poor nutritional care is an outcome, in part, of the relative social and economic disempowerment of women in carrying out their nutritional care roles and in obtaining information on proper care. Women do not have control over sufficient resources or have access to sufficient knowledge so that both…

Gender review of climate change legislative and policy frameworks and strategies in East Africa

This working paper by CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) reviews climate change related policies and strategies in East Africa through a gendered lens. Findings show that all four countries include gender terms within their various policies, programs and plans. All the documents reviewed indicted that they were drafted after a gender analysis on climate risks, impacts and vulnerability.

Gender-differences in Agro-Climate Information Services

A Study conducted by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in Vietnam shows that women and men diverge in how they receive, share, understand, and use weather-related information. The study calls for gender responsive dissemination strategies for agro-advisory designs. Click here to learn more.

Making climate change adaptation programmes in sub-Saharan Africa more gender responsive: insights from implementing organizations on the barriers and opportunities

This article by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and partners show that although organizations have access to research on climate change from various sources, more is needed to identify entry points for gender integration into climate change adaptation programmes across a range of local contexts. Lack of staff capacity on gender, lack of funding to support gender integration, and…

Improving diets and nutrition through an integrated poultry value chain and nutrition intervention (SELEVER) in Burkina Faso: study protocol for a randomized trial

The SELEVER study is designed to evaluate the impact of an integrated agriculture–nutrition package of interventions (including poultry value chain development, women’s empowerment activities, and a behavior change communications strategy to promote improved diets and feeding, care, and hygiene practices) on the diets, health, and nutritional status of women and children in Burkina Faso. This paper presents the rationale and…

Gender asymmetries: Impacts of an early-stage school intervention in the Philippines

This paper by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the World Bank examines long-term impacts of improved school quality at the elementary school cycle on subsequent schooling investments and labor market outcomes in the Philippines by analyzing “The Third Elementary Education Project (TEEP).” The paper finds that the impacts of subsequent schooling investments and labor market earnings differ between females…