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Women’s empowerment in agriculture and agricultural productivity

This recently published paper on maize production in Western Kenya finds that rural development interventions that aim to increase agricultural productivity—and, by extension, improve food security and reduce poverty—could achieve greater impact by integrating women’s empowerment into existing and future projects. The abbreviated version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) was used to develop empowerment indicators.

Apply now for AWARD’s Women’s Leadership and Management Course

Register now for the upcoming Women’s Leadership and Management Training Course facilitated by AWARD, African Women in Research and Development and hosted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The training will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from September 30 to October 6, 2018.

Improved climate services, a must for better decision making among farmers

This information note by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), calls for a more participatory approach in providing climate services to men and women farmers to ensure that these services meet their specific needs for successfully responding to climate variability.

Results from the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Gender Linkages (ANGeL) project

Akhter Ahmed, Bangladesh Country Representative for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) presented the results from the ANGeL project and showed how combining training on agriculture, nutrition, and gender had much greater impact and stressed the importance of training both husbands and wives in farm households.

Perceived nutrition benefits and socio-demographic factors affecting consumption of forest foods in eastern and southern Cameroon

Bioversity International and partners recently published a paper that investigates the relationship between knowledge, perceptions and socio-demographic attributes towards consumption of forest foods. 279 women in charge of decision making with respect to food preparation from 12 villages in southern and eastern Cameroon were interviewed for this study.


Call for proposals for ALIGN’s Convening Fund (closing date: 28 June)

The Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) project of the Oversees Development Institute (ODI) is currently accepting applications for its Convening Fund. This fund supports convenings that help advance learning and promote debates on gender norms and norm change, and encourage relationship-building by enabling researchers and thought leaders to connect and collaborate. The deadline for submitting applications is…

Development and value chain associate scientist vacancy (closing date: June 8)

The International Potato Center (CIP) is looking for a creative and enthusiastic Development and Value Chain Associate Scientist who can contribute understanding and using the potential of potato markets and market-based interventions to reduce rural poverty in Assam, India. Candidates with experience in gender relations and consumer-oriented research, including nutrition, will be prioritized. Click to learn more!

Gender and Social Inclusion Researcher vacancy (position open until filled)

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is seeking a dynamic, pro-active, resourceful and results-oriented social scientist with a keen interest in social equity and gender transformative research for development to join its Socio-Economics Program in South Asia. Screening and follow up will begin 22 June 2018.

PhD Fellowships: Pathways between livestock and human nutrition – collating the evidence on assumptions (closing date: 25 May 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is collaborating with the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) by offering up to five PhD fellowships in 2018 to women through a co-funding arrangement. ILRI, through its capacity development portfolio, will provide an opportunity for successful candidates to undertake quality research for development.

Social scientist for gender studies vacancy

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is looking for a social scientist to conduct research into the impact of the rural exodus of male workers from rice cultivation in the Philippines. The institute is seeking to systematically incorporate this development and gender-specific consequences into its research projects and aims to translate research findings more effectively into practice with a view…

New fellowships for early career women scientists | Call for applications (deadline: August 31)

The Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs). Deadline for completed online applications is 31…