CGIAR Gender



What would it take to strengthen women’s land rights, in practice?

The evidence base is growing: strengthening women’s land rights contributes to women’s empowerment and household welfare. But strengthening women’s land rights isn’t that simple. This month the Thrive blog invites you to join the debate as part of the lead up to the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris.

Raising the profile of gender research

In an interview with Diana Lopez from CIMMYT, Andrew Clayton, a social development adviser within DFID’s Research and Evidence Division shares his views on GENNOVATE- an unprecedented cross-CRP, global comparative research initiative exploring interactions between gender norms, agency and innovation in agriculture and natural resource management in nearly 140 rural communities across 26 countries.

Change in the Making

The CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network has begun a series of progress reports, called Change in the Making. Prepared in close consultation with gender researchers across the Consortium, the first issue of the series, launched today to mark #Rural Women’s Day 2015 focuses on gender-equitable control over productive assets and resources.

Rural Women’s Day 2015

October 15 is the UN designated International Day of Rural Women. This day recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” CGIAR has committed itself to making a critical difference in gender equity in agriculture.

Gender and inclusive growth

The deadline for the 2nd Call for CGIAR Consortium Gender Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF) has now been extended. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2015. This call is designed to promote integration of a social science PDF in a CGIAR technical research team, with an emphasis on plant and animal breeding and is open to proposals from scientists of any…

Filling the gaps in gender and agroforestry

New release: A special issue of the International Forestry Review on Gender in Agroforestry, in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA).

On gender & agriculture

The first in a series of knowledge sharing initiatives is this curated list of news items from with the CGIAR and beyond, related to the broader theme of gender and agriculture. Aimed at a wider audience and just recently launched, this weekly round-up is an example of how information on related resources and research activities can be shared across the…