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Participants at the writeshop crafting the next generation of CGIAR gender research (photo credit: Andrea Vos / KIT)

Crafting the next generation of CGIAR research

How can agriculture and natural resource management advance gender equality? This is not the question one might expect about gender in agriculture. Usually the opposite question is asked. And yet this unusual lens elevates the conversation about and objective of gender equality within CGIAR, offering unparalleled perspectives and unlocking opportunities for the network to demonstrate its value and to indeed…

7(+1) Ways to improve research on the impact of women’s empowerment on child nutrition

Is there no link between women’s empowerment and child nutrition? The evidence between women’s empowerment and child nutrition has been limited and inconclusive. This blog puts forward eight recommendations for future research to ensure more useful findings in this burgeoning field, and better design programs that support both women’s empowerment for healthier mothers and children.

Gender equality in rural Africa, from commitments to outcomes

How can Africa enhance gender equality and fulfill important development goals? Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute discuss key insights from the 2019 Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) Annual Conference.

How is economic security linked to gender-based violence?

Poverty is a driver of gender based violence and interventions that increase economic security may be a promising solution to reducing gender based violence. In this blog post, researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute share new insights from the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2019.

Why gender matters in forest restauration

Keeping a focus on the ‘who’ is essential if local people are to benefit equitably from restoration on the short and long term. Scientists from Bioversity International, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and the International Water Management Institute organized a session during the 8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration that placed people and social equity squarely at the center of the restoration discourse. Click to learn more!

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Advancing gender equality through agriculture and natural resource management

What does research reveal about how agriculture and natural resource management can advance gender equality? And why is it important to ask this question, rather than the more standard question of what gender analysis brings to agriculture and natural resource management? This was the focus of an Oct. 30 policy seminar, organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and…

New challenges for women’s land rights in Africa

Despite these encouraging policy changes to recognize and address women’s limited access to land, women’s land rights in Africa remain in a dire situation. In this blog, Hoseana Gebru from the International Food Policy Research Institute summarizes the two main reasons why this is the case.

Changing the course on gendered transitions to adulthood in Africa

How to best enhance livelihood opportunities for the distinct needs of young men and young women? In this blog, researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute show how youth’s transition into adulthood can harness the potential of a growing population and open up possibilities for brighter futures.

Blog: the road to women’s economic empowerment: Do women (and men) prefer on or off the farm?

Berber Kramer and Isabel Lambrecht (International Food Policy Research Institute) find that men and women have a strong preference for diversified investments. However, increasing financial capital and access to training did not close the gender gap in preferences. In fact, providing skills training led to more specialization, with men and women investing more in the sector that stereotypes prescribe.