CGIAR Gender


CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research supports and promotes collaborative research, knowledge sharing and capacity development on gender and  agriculture. For workshops, training, events and scientific conferences, see below.

Ann Tickamyer, Professor of Rural Sociology at Penn State (photo credit: PSU)

Seeds of Change harvest: The gratification of seeing the wonderful work of GRIT graduates – Ann Tickamyer (Penn State)

During the Seeds of Change conference, we approached several personalities from the ‘Gender in Agriculture’ crowd to interview them on their work, on their insights about the conference and their outlook on the next frontiers of our field of research. Find an overview of all conference related outputs here. In this interview, we are featuring Ann Tickamyer, Professor of Rural Sociology at…

How can you integrate gender and nutrition in your research?

What is the role of men in nutrition? This and other aspects of integrating gender and nutrition in agricultural research for development (AR4D) was discussed at training workshop in Kigali, from January 23 -25. The workshop was organized by the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa, a project related to the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB). Click here…

ILRI ICARDA gender training (photo credit: ILRI)

ILRI and ICARDA team up to strengthen gender capacities for organizational effectiveness in Ethiopia

In 2015, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) carried out a gender capacity assessment of their partners in Ethiopia. It revealed low or lack of gender capacities among key CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish partners as one of the bottlenecks in the development of livestock value chains that…

Workshop report: Gender-Responsive product profile development tool

A small group of breeders, gender specialists and other breeding team members met for two days at Cornell University to review the first two prototype tools developed by the CGIAR Gender in Breeding Initiative. These tools address the key questions of breeding for whom and prioritizing which traits with the Customer Profile and Product Profile Development Tools, respectively.

A groundnut farmer in India. New varieties developed without considering women’s needs or preferences could have a negative impact on their well-being. (photo credit: ICRISAT)

The right tools for the job: enabling breeding programs to be gender-responsive

Over the past few decades, gender initiatives across CGIAR have created broad awareness among scientists about the need to consider the impact of new agricultural technologies on both men and women. However, even with this heightened awareness, breeding programs typically ask questions about the gender impact of a new plant variety or animal breed only in the final stages of…

GRIT training, with Eileen Nchanji first from left (photo credit: GRIT)

GRIT 2018: Did I meet my objective?

By Eileen Nchanji (International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Nairobi, Kenya) After joining the CIAT/PABRA (Center for International Tropical Agriculture/Pan African Bean Alliance), I was on the lookout for collaborations with gender scientists, especially from CGIAR. However, I was not successful. Last month, I received an invitation to attend the third Gender Research and Integrated Training (GRIT) workshop with gender and…