CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

Change in the Making

Progress Reports on CGIAR Gender Research

Photo: Sandro Bozzolo/Bioversity International
Photo: Sandro Bozzolo/Bioversity International

About the series

In agriculture, gender norms govern how the labor of males, females, and children is used as well as what responsibilities and rights they have with respect to different crops, animals, and natural resources. Everything we do in agricultural research has an influence on gender norms, and these profoundly affect the potential impact of agricultural research.

In response to this concern, CGIAR has committed itself to making a critical difference in gender equity in agriculture. This has involved, in the first instance, a rapid transition in our research from merely enumerating the women affected by science-based innovations to a more comprehensive and targeted approach for bringing positive change to women as well as men.

The CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network has begun a series of progress reports, called Change in the Making. These reports are being prepared in close consultation with gender researchers across CRPs, drawing on published findings from recent work, all of which can be accessed here and which network members are actively sharing with one another and the wider community of experts.

This first issue of the series, launched today to mark #Rural Women’s Day 2015 focuses on gender-equitable control over productive assets and resources,” which is a key component of the “intermediate development outcome” on gender and equity that is presented in the CGIAR Strategy and Results Framework 2016-2030 (CGIAR, 2015).

This series is intended to provide readers with easy access to the body of gender research related to the CGIAR outcome on gender and equity, so they can easily drill down through the relevant studies and published research papers.

Click here to access the first issue