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GENNOVATE report: Understanding gendered innovation processes in forest landscapes: Case studies from Indonesia and Kyrgyz Republic

  Elias, M., Elmirst, R., Ibraeva, G., Sijapati Basnett, B., Ablezova, M., Siscawati, M. (2018). Understanding gendered innovation processes in forest landscapes: Case studies from Indonesia and Kyrgyz Republic. GENNOVATE Report to the CGIAR Research Programs on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Bioversity International, Rome. Retrieved from

Blog: The role of gender equality in accelerating progress on SDG2

Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment has the potential to unlock a virtuous cycle. Enhancing women’s ability to advocate for their own needs and for the needs of their children can help direct resources towards nutritious food and other health inputs. In this blog, Hazel Malapit, Gender Research Coordinator of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health…

Applications now open for the 2019-2020 GREAT Course!

Courses by GREAT (Gender -responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation) are intensive, cohort-based training courses for small interdisciplinary teams of researchers from leading agricultural research institutions across sub-Saharan Africa. The next GREAT course is focused on Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding, and open to interdisciplinary teams of 2-3 agricultural researchers focused on any crop. Click to find out more!

New initiative between the European Union and the Rome-based agencies puts spotlight on Gender Transformative Approaches

The opportunities for promoting gender transformative approaches (GTAs) received a major boost last week. The gender teams of the three Rome-based agencies, FAO, IFAD and WFP, signed a €5 million grant agreement with the European Union. They will share, field test and disseminate various GTAs to contribute to deeper and more sustainable development outcomes under the second Sustainable Development Goal…

Nozomi Kawarazuka (CIP) receives her prize for the best presentation

Gender enters a new era in the agricultural research community

By Nozomi Kawarazuka, Associate Scientist (Gender), International Potato Center (CIP), Vietnam. Last month in Cali, Colombia, I presented my research study on gender and mechanization at the 18th Symposium of International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC). To my delight, out of the 70 presentations with 200 participants, I won the best presentation award. I would like to share this…

A groundnut farmer in India. New varieties developed without considering women’s needs or preferences could have a negative impact on their well-being. (photo credit: ICRISAT)

The right tools for the job: enabling breeding programs to be gender-responsive

Over the past few decades, gender initiatives across CGIAR have created broad awareness among scientists about the need to consider the impact of new agricultural technologies on both men and women. However, even with this heightened awareness, breeding programs typically ask questions about the gender impact of a new plant variety or animal breed only in the final stages of…

Women’s aspirations for the future, and their financial, social and educational investments

This discussion paper examines the correlates of aspirations of rural women around income, asset ownership, social status and the education of their children, using primary data from India. It then investigates how the gaps between current and aspired-to status are associated with individual investments in financial, social status-related, and educational dimensions.

“You will be afraid of doing anything on your own”: Agricultural development, intimate partner violence, and women’s agency

This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign (Nov. 25-Dec. 10) presents a call—#HearMeToo—to bring to light the stories of women and girls everywhere who are experiencing violence. In this blog, gender specialists reflect on why agricultural development researchers and practitioners need to learn from the people who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) about how it affects their lives.

Qualitative research on women’s empowerment and participation in agricultural value chains in Bangladesh

This qualitative study on women’s empowerment in Bangladesh complements a 1,200-household quantitative survey, looking in greater depth at the individual, household and community level experiences of men and women. The study aims to better understand the consequences of value chain participation of male and female producers, entrepreneurs and wage-workers on their empowerment.


ICIMOD is looking for a gender and adaptation specialist (deadline: 5 December)

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is looking for a gender expert with substantive conceptual and theoretical knowledge and understanding of gender issues in natural resource management, climate change adaptation, and social systems, along with sound knowledge and understanding of research approaches, methods and social analytical tools, and experience in integrating social and gender dimensions and perspectives into natural…


Consultant – gender responsive climate resilient solutions in Africa (deadline: 15 November)

The aim of this consultancy is to: assess the current situation for women and men in the country in relation to the impacts of climate change, identify gaps and opportunities in the country to promote gender equality, and research and identify case studies and best practice for gender equality, climate resilience and sustainable development. The case studies should identify key…

Global gender advisor vacancy (closing date: 2 November 2018)

SNV, a Dutch not-for-profit international development organisation working in agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation & hygiene, is looking for a global gender advisor. The gender advisor will promote and strengthen the inclusion and mainstreaming of gender issues in SNV programs and projects, and develop SNVs institutional capacity to address issues of gender mainstreaming, economic empowerment and social inclusion.

Secondment opportunity for an associate gender research program manager

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is seeking a secondment to the new position of Associate Research Program Manager (ARPM): Gender. The position is open to Australian residents and will be based in Canberra, requiring considerable international travel. Interested? Click to find out more about the vacancy!

Senior gender specialist vacancy at IITA

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) seeks to recruit a Senior Gender Specialist to provide strategic leadership, develop capacities, and undertake gender mainstreaming and research in its various programs. Duty station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Vacancy open until filled.