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UN Women’s 2018 flagship report on gender and the SDGs: What’s in it for gender researchers?

The UN Women’s 2018 flagship report on gender and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offers a framework to monitor each of the 17 goals of the SDGs from a gender perspective, and takes stock of that performance to date. In this short blog post series, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett (Gender Coordinator for the Center for International Forestry Research – CIFOR) analyzes this…

The making of a decision: Women’s voice in the management of cocoa in coastal Ecuador

In this conference paper, Trent Blare (World Agroforestry Center) and Pilar Useche (University of Florida) describe how and why households are more likely to manage agroforestry parcels when women are wealthier, receive welfare payments and are willing to pay more for ecological services. The authors conclude that interventions to strengthen women’s economic position by granting them equal property and inheritance…

Female farmer (photo credit: CCAFS / N.Sigtia)

Identifying hotspots for gender-focused climate-smart interventions

In a recently published paper, “Woman in agriculture, and climate risks: hotspots for development,” by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), ‘hotspots‘ for climate risks and women in agriculture have been identified. The intention of the study is to inform policy makers and development practitioners on which geographic regions should be prioritized, based on necessity,…

Gender in climate smart agriculture module in the updated FAO Sourcebook

The recently updated Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Sourcebook synthesizes recent evidence and experiences with climate smart agriculture. The gender module identifies opportunities for future gender-responsive climate smart agricultural investments and interventions. Among other topics, it covers gender analysis for CSA interventions, gender-responsive CSA data and indicators, enabling policies and institutions for gender responsive CSA etc.

Gender parity and inorganic fertilizer technology adoption in farm households: Evidence from Niger

This book chapter seeks to address the gap in understanding the role of gender parity in inorganic fertilizer technology adoption in Niger. Following the the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) approach for household parity indicators, it appears that gender parity in the household affects negatively the adoption of inorganic fertilizer. Accompanying measures are needed to correct this negative effect…

Woman in agriculture, and climate risks: hotspots for development

Nitya Chanana and Pramod Aggarwal (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security – CCAFS) published their methodology that links climate change adaptation interventions with the climatic risks experienced by women farmers, their social profile and their needs based on the role they play in agriculture. In this manner, the authors identified hotspots where climate change adaptation and…

Strengthening women in wheat farming in India: Old challenges, new realities, new opportunities

This resource provides guidance for scientists, researchers, and rural advisory services in wheat-based systems on how to better target women in all communities and how to improve inclusion for everyone. It builds on 12 case studies conducted across India’s wheat belt under the CGIAR Research Program on WHEAT as part of GENNOVATE, a large-scale collaborative research initiative focusing on how gender…