Today, 11 February, is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate the occasion this year, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT, according to its spanish acronym) asked women involved in agricultural science to share their views on what they would like to see change. Find hereby five short interviews of women scientists at CIMMYT.
This technical note provides research evidence debunking four myths about wheat and maize research: Men are the main decision makers; Women don’t do much in wheat and maize; Women don’t innovate; Women lack resources for innovation. The note also lays out opportunities for moving forward with research and development.