Gender-responsive Scaling

Interest in scaling of agricultural innovations is rising within the CGIAR and beyond, as reaching ‘the numbers’ is paramount to achieving desired development impacts. Scaling processes and massive use of specific agricultural innovations should not increase or perpetuate gender inequality or marginalize specific social groups in any way. Processes of scaling need to be inclusive; responsive to gender differences and constraints and tailored to the needs of diverse social groups. Scaling strategies should anticipate and mitigate possible negative consequences of wide spread use of a certain innovation. In this session we will discuss scaling in relation to gender and propose and elaborate on a new tool – The Gender-Responsible Scaling Tool – developed by a team of scientists from the CGIAR, Wageningen University and UC Davis.


Anne Rietveld, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT


Cees Leeuwis, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Reflections on responsible scaling and relevant diversity

Erin Mcguire, UC Davis, USA
First-experiences with the GRS Tool

Vanya Slavchevska, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, and Bela Teeken, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
The Gender-Responsible Scaling Tool