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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…

Crop residue for fuel wood and fattening (IPMS-Mi'eso) - Mirab Hararghe Zone of the Oromia Region, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu)

Webinar: Youth realities, aspirations and transitions to adulthood in dryland agricultural systems

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted its final webinar ‘Youth realities, aspirations and transitions to adulthood in dryland agricultural systems‘ on December 19th, 2019, 2-3.15pm. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC). Webinar recording and presentation slides Webinar recording To access the recording, click on this link and enter…

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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…

Webinar: ‘Power through’: a new concept in the empowerment discourse

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted and organized the webinar ‘Power through’: A new concept in the empowerment discourse‘ on November 27th, 2.00-3.30pm CET. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Webinar recording and presentation slides Webinar recording To access the recording, click on this link and enter…

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…

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research Newsletter September 2019, issue 11

Welcome to the eleventh issue of the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research’s quarterly newsletter! Rhiannon Pyburn, Coordinator of the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research, introduces us to the latest and greatest news from CGIAR gender research over the past three months! ‘The Pulse‘ features Marlène Elias, Gender Research Coordinator for the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and…

The Pulse: Marlène Elias

What is on the minds of leading CGIAR researchers as they integrate gender perspectives in pursuit of system-wide objectives? Gender inequality is a wicked problem. Its roots are deep and it is embedded in formal and informal institutions – in ideologies, policies, and markets – across sectors and scales. It is context- and culture-specific, so it is manifested through and affects…

Adapting the Gender Action and Learning System (GALS) framework for qualitative gender action research

By Rose Otieno Ochieng, social scientist specialised in gender at NIRAS, Kenya. Gender Action and Learning System (GALS) is a community-led household methodology that aims to give women and men more control over their personal, household, community and organisational development. It comprises role playing and visual tools to help farmers plan their lives and sustainable livelihoods. GALS is most often…

The quest towards gender ‘big data’ – Making gender datasets findable

Since 2018, the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research and the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture have been collaborating out of mutual interest, to identify ways to unlock the ‘big data’ potential of gender research. Some preliminary steps are necessary, however, and one of these is to make the gender data sets ‘findable’ so they can be made…

Village mapping and power ranking with women in Kailali District, Nepal, 2015 (photo credit: E. Karki)

Power within – a ‘critical element’ in measuring women’s empowerment

By Floriane Clément, senior research fellow at Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and Corey O’Hara, researcher at the International Nutrition Foundation. Introduction Agricultural programs are increasingly measuring women’s empowerment at the household level through standardised tools that can be used across countries and over time. In this blog, we argue that such tools should go beyond agency. Feminist…