CGIAR Gender



Engagement with local gender norms key for equitable, sustainable agricultural development, say experts

A provocative new article in the journal Development In Practice uses evidence from the global comparative research initiative GENNOVATE to make a powerful call for changing the way development researchers work to reach greater gender equity in agricultural innovations. The article authors, including CIMMYT researcher Lone Badstue and CGIAR Research Program Manager Victor Kommerell, point out that gender norms —  the social rules that…

International Women’s Day 2020

For International Women’s Day 2020, we make the case for why gender equality is vital to achieving sustainable, productive and climate-resilient food systems. We want to show that gender equality is a prerequisite to achieving the proposed One CGIAR vision of ending hunger by 2030.

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…

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!

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…

(photo credit: IRRI)

International Women’s Day 2019

“Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” Click on the campaign below to discover the CGIAR response to new and pressing gender challenges. international women’s day 2019 by CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research on Exposure (photo credit: IRRI) The 2019 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, was: “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. On this most important date,…

Woman in a wheat field, Ethiopia (photo credit: CIMMYT)

Webinar: Changing gender norms in agriculture projects – What works in Pakistan and Ethiopia

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Changing gender norms in agriculture projects – What works in Pakistan and Ethiopia‘ on Thursday February 28 (2.00-3.30pm CET). The webinar was organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat. Webinar recording Please access the webinar recording here. In order to play that .wrf file you need to download the…

Meet the role models for the next generation of women and girls in science

“It’s challenging being a woman and being young — conditions over which we have no control but which can somehow blind peers to our scientific knowledge and capacity”. This brief shows how the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) challenges this reality by investing in the science education for women and girls.