CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research



Magazine: Making gender work: Cultivating diversity

Last Friday AgriProFocus, together with its members, launched a one-off magazine about gender in the agri-food sector. This magazine focuses on the practical implementation of the available tools and knowledge. What are the obstacles in implementing gender strategies and how can we overcome these? What are the success stories and what can we learn from them? Click to read the online version of the magazine!

Blog: In REDD+ villages women say their well-being has declined

Climate change interventions in forest communities are still not getting it right when it comes to gender, a study has found. Striking new results from the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS REDD+) show that women in REDD+ sites feel worse off after interventions take place in their villages, compared with those in control sites.

Literature on gendered agriculture in Pakistan: Neglect of women’s contributions

This new publication features a literature review on women’s role in agriculture from 1990 until 2016. Using a feminist standpoint theory, the study aims to answer how the world looks and operates for males and females in wheat growing households. More specifically, this literature review looks into social relationships and mediating processes (i.e. social factors mediating men’s and women’s access to resources…

Publication: Empowering women to achieve food security

Women play important roles as producers of food, managers of natural resources, income earners, and caretakers of household food and nutrition security. Giving women the same access to physical and human resources as men could increase agricultural productivity, just as increases in women’s education and improvements in women’s status over the past quarter century have contributed to more than half…

Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization: Lessons from reaper-harvester service provision in Bangladesh

Research shows that while women can benefit from managing and owning machinery services, as well as from the direct and indirect consequences of hiring such services to harvest their crops, a number of technical, economic, and cultural barriers constrain women’s full participation in these benefits. This brief provides suggestions for initiatives promoting rural machinery services to better include women.