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Cheryl Doss - new President of International Association for Feminist Economics

Cheryl Doss elected President of International Association for Feminist Economics

Cheryl Doss, Senior Research Officer in Development Economics at Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), University of Oxford, and PIM’s gender research lead has been elected President of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). Dr Doss becomes president-elect in mid-June and will begin her one-year term in 2019.  

Women farmer participation in five stages of agricultural research (image credit: ILRI)

Five stages of women participation in the agricultural research process in Ethiopia – a poster

Empowerment is central to women’s participation in agricultural research and to boost their role in agriculture and contribution to food security. This poster presents the level of women farmers’ participation in five stages of the agricultural research process and implications for food security in Ethiopia. It was presented at the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security held in Cape Town…

Gender in Myanmar aquaculture FISH-2017-12

Gender in Myanmar’s small-scale aquaculture sector

WorldFish hopes to improve food and income security in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta and Central Dry Zone region. A gender and nutrition benchmark study investigated gender norms and social relations that may influence this outcome. This program brief draws on the findings of the study and other research to describe and discuss gender in Myanmar’s fisheries sector, specifically in smallscale aquaculture.

tanzania_water_collection (photo credit: USAID)

Can irrigation both empower and exclude women? An investigation in Tanzania…

Empowering women farmers takes more than simply making new technologies available to them: it requires a deeper appreciation of the constraints and specific challenges that may prevent them from adopting and benefiting from it. This blog post, originally published on the Agrilinks website, explores why “Women who irrigate are seen as suffering“…

Forests, trees and livelihoods

Latin America value chains under the lens of gender research on forest, trees and agroforestry

This new paper from the CGIAR program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) seeks to analyze the principal themes and findings in the literature related to gender and FTA value chains in Latin America, and to provide recommendations for future areas of research. The analytical review focuses on literature from 2000 to 2017 and includes a total of 50 publications.

Earthscan Reader on gender and forests

Earthscan reader on gender and forests takes stock of 30 years of research at this junction

This reader provides a collection of key articles on gender and forests published over the last 30 years. Including an editorial introduction and overview, it provides an accessible collection of excellent forestry-relevant social science within an overarching analytical framework and demonstrates the leading debates in the field. It forms a companion volume to Gender and Forests: Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains…

Shebedino community conversation (photo credit: M. Tsegaye)

Women are the foundation for change in rural Ethiopia

According to the World Bank, women contribute 40-60 percent of the labor in agricultural production in Ethiopia and play an important role in income generation, as well as unpaid household tasks. However, many women face severely restricted access to resources and services and lack control over income, greatly hindering their participation in and benefit from new innovations. Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME)…

Women transplanting rice in Nepal (photo credit: Tristan Savatier)

Property rights, intersectionality, and women’s empowerment in Nepal

This paper considers different norms around property rights and how these affect the empowerment of women of different social positions over the life cycle. Looking at issues of property and intersectionality, the paper concludes with recommendations for how research and development projects, especially in South Asia, can avoid misinterpreting asset and empowerment data.


Vacancy: Gender Specialist

ICIPE is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic quantitatively oriented Social Scientist with a strong interest in gender, to join its international team of highly qualified and motivated scientists to contribute to our goal of increasing the food security and health of all Africans. Applications will be accepted up to February 17 2017, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier. Learn more…

Postdoctoral Fellowship — Rice University

The Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University has announced two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities or social sciences for scholars pursuing research on women, gender and/or sexuality in any of the following thematic areas: health; environment; urban studies; global economy; race; nation; feminist and/or queer theory.

Two internship positions at KIT, Royal Tropical Institute

KIT, the Royal Tropical Institute is looking to hire one Programme Assistant (full-time) and one Research Assistant (full-time). For more information about the positions and the application procedures, please click the links below: Programme Assistant (full-time) Research Assistant (full-time) General information about KIT Sustainable Economic Development and Gender can be found on: or

Vacancy: Gender Specialist (International Potato Center)

The Gender Specialist will help the SERVIR Program to provide expert support on gender issues to teams including social and biological scientists, enabling them to strengthen the gender- responsiveness of their research for the development. She/He will be based in the Amazonian Region, and involve work in Peru, Brazil, and Colombia.

Vacancy – Cluster Leader for PIM’s Cluster 6.1

The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) invites expressions of interest from CGIAR staff members to serve as Cluster Leader for PIM’s Cluster 6.1 (Gender, Agricultural Productivity, and Rural Transformation).  Terms of reference for the assignment are attached (or linked).  The staff member can be based at any CGIAR Center.  The selected Cluster Leader will work closely…

Vacancy: Gender and M&E Specialist

The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks an experienced Gender and M&E specialist, knowledgeable in the analysis of gender in agricultural development contexts and experienced in project monitoring and evaluation, to specifically support the implementation of the Gender Strategy and the M&E plan of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB). Learn more here.

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The postdoctoral Research Scientist will be based at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at the Earth Institute of Columbia University in Palisades, NY. Learn more about the vacancy here.

Vacancy: Visiting Scientist at ICRISAT

The visiting scientist will be responsible for research on gender integration in plant breeding research. The Visiting Scientist will assess two case studies on ICRISAT sorghum and IITA cowpea breeding programs in West and Central Africa (WCA). The case studies will be conceptualized based on findings from a recent systematic review of Gender and Breeding literature and practice since the…