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Determination and resilience amid COVID-19 uncertainty

To better understand how the pandemic and lockdowns to control its spread are affecting the livelihoods of women small-business owners and farmers in South Asia, researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) asked the women themselves.

Gender equality in food systems: the ‘new normal’

CGIAR’s new platform designed to put gender equality at the forefront of global agricultural research for development has officially been launched. The Generating Evidence and New Directions for Equitable Results (GENDER) Platform was launched at the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2020) virtual summit on 7th September.  At least 200 participants—funders, gender specialists, development practitioners, researchers and policy makers—spread out…

Elevating women’s role to improve food systems

  Women play a vital role in growing, processing and marketing food in developing countries, yet they have less access to assets, training and opportunities than men, and thus earn considerably less. While unfair to women, this is also a tragedy for their communities and countries, since enabling girls and women to achieve their full potential is essential for building…

Gender research in One CGIAR: Where do we go from here?

That’s the question gender researchers from across CGIAR will attempt to answer when they come together for a virtual meeting this week. The questions below are meant to kick off the discussion on solidifying the research agenda for the new CGIAR GENDER Platform.

The critical role of women in avoiding a Covid-19 “food pandemic” in sub-Saharan Africa

By Gaudiose Mujawamariya Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Jun 24 2020 (IPS) – As infections with Covid-19 appear to be intensifying in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), fears of severe food shortages have prompted experts to warn that the region may be “on the brink of a hunger pandemic.” Efforts are intensifying to rally a major global response. But averting what some experts believe…