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CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research



Policy gaps between creation & implementation: Putting climate change policy into action

Researchers from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) have conducted a study with the objective of identifying constraints to effective formulation and implementation of climate change related policies and strategies in Uganda. Access the study here.

Engineering Masculinities in Water Governance

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems has supported the development of a special issue on masculinities in water governance. The overall purpose of the special issue is to advance both the theorization of gendered mechanisms in the profession, power and politics of engineering, as well as the understanding of hegemonic and multiple masculinities in water governance. Access the special…

Rural transformation, cereals and youth in Africa: What role for international agricultural research?

In this article, researchers from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) propose a framework that can be used to analyze young people’s economic room to manoeuvre in different rural contexts, and the differential abilities of young people to exploit associated opportunities. Using cereal agri-food systems as an example, the article identifies two new research areas…

What happens after technology adoption? Gendered aspects of small-scale irrigation technologies in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania

This discussion paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) highlights that projects promoting irrigation technology for women should be aware that rights to technology can be subject to a form of “elite capture” within the institution of the household. In the absence of complementary institutional or social change, targeting women with irrigation technology alone is unlikely to confer full rights over…

Scrutinizing the status quo: Rural transformation and land tenure security in Nigeria

A new working paper form the International Food Policy Research Institute finds that female-headed households are less likely to be at risk of a private land dispute, but perceive themselves to be more likely to lose land due to government expropriation. Further, the working paper argues that even though women’s inheritance rights are acknowledged in statutory law, these rights are not assured…

Understanding the measurement of women’s autonomy: Illustrations from Bangladesh and Ghana

This discussion paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) investigates whether respondents who report sole decision making in a particular domain tend to experience stronger or weaker feelings of autonomous motivation. The paper argues that there are systematic differences between men and women in the association between feelings of autonomous motivation and decision-making outcomes. Moreover, these differences vary by…

Fruit production and consumption: practices, preferences and attitudes of women in rural western Kenya

Researchers from Bioversity International and World Agroforestry Centre, together with partners, have identified practices, preferences, attitudes, and decision-making for fruit consumption, fruit production, and use of income generated from these activities. Moreover, the researchers assessed the contribution of fruits to closing nutritional gaps of members of smallholder farming households in Western Kenya during two different seasons. Access the study here.

Evaluation of Gender in CGIAR Research

Commissioned by The Independent Evaluation Arrangement (IEA) of the CGIAR, the Evaluation of Gender in CGIAR Research reviewed the CGIAR Gender strategy and current CRP strategies and progress to date in their implementation. The results of the evaluation aimed to enhance the capability of the CRPs and the System as a whole to make research more gender-sensitive, promote gender equity…

Women’s empowerment in aquaculture in Bangladesh and Indonesia: Insights from four case studies

In this study, FAO and WorldFish find that women’s opportunities in aquaculture are strongly shaped by their socio-economic status, with a clear divide between poor women and those from medium and high wealth groups. Moreover, the study argues that women tend to be involved in aquaculture roles that align with socially-designated views of women as responsible for domestic work. Read the study here.

Gender Issues in Biogas Promotion and Use in Kenya: A preliminary review

This working paper is an output for the Gender and Social Inclusion Flagship under the CCAFS program. The review was undertaken in the context of preparation of a concept note for the Kenya dairy Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA). This paper summarizes existing knowledge on and experience with addressing gender issues in biogas promotion and use. The review concludes with…