CGIAR Gender



Crafting the next generation of CGIAR gender research

The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are pleased to organize this seminar on October 30th, 2019, 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm (EDT).Click on the link below for more information and to register for it!

A farmer stacking harvested wheat Dodola district, Ethiopia. Photo: CIMMYT/P. Lowe

Empowering Africa’s Women Farmers

What is needed to close the gender gap and support Africa’s woman-run farms to thrive? In this op-ed Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, untangles the dense web of laws, policies, programs, and customs that put women at a significant disadvantage and hampers their productivity.

Girl surrounded by rice plants During the Monsoon season, we made a day trip with my cousins to Pyay, Myanmar. We passed the outskirts of the city and we found a vast area of green paddy fields. As we stopped by, we saw young girl farmers transplanting the paddy plants. This lovely girl was very happy to pose for my photo! Photo by Khant Zaw This photo was submitted to Bioversity International's photo contest 'Women and Agricultural Biodiversity':

International Day of Rural Women 2019

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is pleased to mark the International Day of Rural Women – October 15th – by sharing recent and compelling gender research from across CGIAR. A video by the CGIAR System Management Office offers us a welcoming glimpse of the rationale behind and diversity of system-wide gender research.  international day of rural women 2019 by CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender…

A focus on gender is key to climate adaptation

Climate change poses great risks to human development and well-being, particularly through its impacts on the global food system and on vulnerable populations in many developing countries—including those relying on agriculture for their livelihoods and the urban poor. Applying a gender lens to climate change adaptation is critical to ensure that both men’s and women’s needs and priorities are considered,…

Webinar about linking climate change, gender and nutrition: approaches, highlights and the way forward (Sept 17)

In this webinar, panelists from the International Food Policy Research Institute and USAID will share the approaches that the Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative. They will presents findings and discusses with the audience how to strengthen and scale up integration at USAID and with partners. The webinar takes place on 17 September at 9.30-11h EDT. Click to register!

Webinar on aflatoxins: climate, gender and nutritional Linkages (Sept 12)

In this webinar, panelists from the International Food Policy Research Institute, USAID and partners will discuss how aflatoxins relate to climate change, gender and nutrition. It will discuss the consequences of rising levels of aflatoxins and strategies already underway to address these challenges. The webinar takes place on 12 Sept on 9.30-11h EDT, click to register!

One of the cognitive interviewing sites (photo credit: Anika Hannan / IFPRI)

An evolving guide to enumerator coaching on qualitative research methods

By Anika Hannan, monitoring and evaluation specialist at ICF International. Monitoring progress toward achieving global goals such as improving gender equality and women’s empowerment requires developing instruments that measure these constructs. For an abstract concept like ‘women’s empowerment’, any survey instrument must be well understood by both participants and researchers. A team from the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project, Phase…

New publication: Development of the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

In this paper, researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute and partners describe the adaptation and validation of a project-level WEAI (or pro-WEAI) that agricultural development projects can use to identify key areas of women’s (and men’s) disempowerment, design appropriate strategies to address identified deficiencies, and monitor project outcomes related to women’s empowerment. 

Ruth Meinzen-Dick (photo credit: IFPRI)

Seeds of Change harvest: It’s time to tackle harassment – Ruth Meinzen-Dick (IFPRI)

During the Seeds of Change conference, we approached several people from the ‘Gender in Agriculture’ crowd to interview them on their work, on their insights about the conference and their outlook on the next frontiers of our field of research. Find an overview of all conference related outputs here. In this interview, we feature Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow at…