Selected Research Proposals – Gender Dynamics in Seed Systems

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is pleased to announce the five proposals selected for the 2017 cross-CGIAR gender research call on gender dynamics in seed systems!

These research projects are being carried out from September 2017 – February 28 2019. Principal Investigators of the selected proposals convened at the Scientific conference and capacity development workshop of the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research on December 5-8 2017 at KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. This provided an opportunity to explore common ground across the projects on gender dynamics in seed systems, and contributed to the emerging framework for CGIAR-wide gender research. Co-investment (minimum 50%) is provided by CGIAR Research Programs involved.

Selected proposals

Gender dynamics in fodder seed systems: evidence from East Africa

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock is conducting the study.

RESEARCH TEAM:

Principal Investigator: Birhanu Lenjiso (Gender Post-Doctoral Fellow, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI))
Alessandra Galie (Gender Scientist, ILRI)
Chris Jones (Program leader for feed and forage development at ILRI)

See a presentation from the Annual Scientific Conference:

 


Assessing institutional innovation to promote women led informal seed systems in Eastern India

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Rice, together with Goverment of Odisha, Gorakhapur Environmental Action Group (GEAG), and Grameen Development Services is conducting the study.

RESEARCH TEAM:

Principal Investigator: Ranjitha Puskur (Senior Gender Scientist, IRRI).
Swati Nayak (Agricultural Research & Development Specialist, IRRI)
Manzoor Dar (Development Specialist, IRRI)
Sujata Ganguly (Gender Specialist, IRRI)

See a presentation from the Annual Scientific Conference:

 


Gender and the moral economy of sweet potato vines. A study in Tanzania

The International Potato Center (CIP) and the CGIAR Research Programe on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), together with the Lake Zone Agricultural Research Development Institute (LZARDI) and Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) is conducting the study.

RESEARCH TEAM:

Principal InvestigatorMargaret McEwan (Gender Scientist, RTB/CIP-PI).
Conny Almekinders (RTB/WUR-PI)
Kwame Ogero (Fellow, RTB/CIP-RA)

See a presentation from the Annual Scientific Conference:


Integrating gender into Kenya’s evolving seed policies and regulations for roots and tubers

The International Potato Center (CIP), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the CGIAR Research Programe on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), together with Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS) is conducting the study.

RESEARCH TEAM:

Principal Investigator: Netsayi Mudege (Gender Scientist, RTB/CIP).
Margaret McEwan (Gender Scientist, CIP/RTB)
David Spielman (Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI/PIM)

See a presentation from the Annual Scientific Conference:

 


Gender dynamics in non-hybrid cereals and legumes seed systems in Ethiopia and Uganda

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and Tropical Legumes III, a project mapped to the CRP Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC – currently under review), together with Melkassa Agricultural Research Centre, EthiopiaDebre Zeit Agricultural Research Centre, EthiopiaNational Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute, Uganda, and the Center for Behaviour Change is conducting the study.

RESEARCH TEAM:

Principal Investigator: Esther Njuguna-Mungai (Gender Scientist, ICRISAT ESA).
Essegbemon Akpo (Seed systems specialist, ICRISAT)
Chris Ojiewo (Seed systems theme Leader, ICRISAT)

See a presentation from the Annual Scientific Conference: