CGIAR Gender

International Day of Rural Women 2017

Photo by: Neil Palmer (CIAT)

To celebrate the International Day of Rural Women (IDRW) on October 15th, the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research illustrated how gender research in agricultural and natural resource domains is contributing to improving the lives of rural women.

Eleven CGIAR gender scientists reflected on research, strategies and interventions that bring about positive change. CGIAR scientists dig into the details of rural livelihoods to uncover inequalities and address them – reducing drudgery, ensuring access to information, developing gendered tools, promoting mothers to lead nutrition efforts, unpacking participation, exploring how gender relations shape agricultural innovation, revealing the gendered impacts of climate change, increasing decision-making and incomes, and strengthening women’s land tenure rights. From rice processing to potato storage, agroforestry to climate smart agriculture, agribusiness to irrigation, biofortification to gender-responsive research methods, CGIAR research contributes to better understanding the realities that rural women face.

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IDRW stories from across CGIAR

Feminism, Forests and Food Security

In this blog post, Marlène Elias from Bioversity International and the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) reflects on how FTA research is engaging with the the intersection of feminism, forests, and food security.

A context-specific approach to empowerment

In this blog celebrating the International Day of Rural Women, ICARDA calls for a context-specific approach to empowerment that accurately reflects women’s immediate needs and priorities.

Technology is not gender neutral

In this blog post, the International Potato Center (CIP) investigates factors that influence the adoption of agricultural technology by men and women in the Andean region, whose agricultural systems are based on potato production.

CGIAR scientists share their work with #RuralWomen

In celebration of the International Day of Rural Women, on October 15, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is highlighting the work of CGIAR scientists that work with rural women. These scientists help rural women transform their agricultural landscape by for example opening up opportunities for livelihood diversification and access to markets

Left behind: The women and elderly of Nalma

This news article by the International Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) highlights the growing roles and responsibilities of women in rural Nepal, where young men are leaving en masse to become remittance workers overseas.