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CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research



Rural women building resilience (Vol. 3, Issue 7)

This year’s theme for IDRW is Rural Women and Girls Building Climate Resilience. The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) maintains as a priority cross-cutting theme the advancement of gender equality and social inclusion. Click to find out what this latest FTA newsletter entails!

Book: State of Land Rights and Land Governance in Eight Asian Countries

Taking off from previous initiatives of the Land Watch Asia Campaign, this book discusses key issues in access to land and tenurial security for small farmers, rural women, indigenous peoples and other rural sectors in eight Asian countries. It also analyses the mechanisms needed for responsible land governance and the resolution of growing land conflicts

Gender norms and relations: implications for agency in coastal livelihoods

WorldFish and partners recently published an article how gender norms and relations influence agency in the Solomon Islands. The authors found that men are able to pursue a broader range of livelihood activities than women, who tend to be constrained by individual perceptions of risk and socially prescribed physical mobility restraints. The paper also shows how the livelihood portfolios of…

CCAFS works with a variety of institutions in Guatemala to include a gender perspective in agricultural initiatives. Photo: J.D. Martínez (CCAFS)

Agriculture, food security and climate change with a gender lens

There is an increasing awareness of the importance of adapting agricultural systems and rural livelihoods to the challenges caused by climate change. This awareness has come hand in hand with the need to guarantee that both men and women—of different ages and ethnicities—can adapt equally to the effects of climate change. And while, in recent years, the importance of integrating gender issues…

Differences in women’s and men’s conservation of cacao agroforests in coastal Ecuador

In this article, Trent Blare (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center – CIMMYT) and Pilar Useche (University of Florida) show how preferences for agroforest conservation differ between men and women. The authors demonstrate how more inclusive land-use decisions may lead to the use of more sustainable farming practices and warn that policies that encourage inclusive land ownership do not necessarily…

A qualitative study on gendered barriers to livestock vaccine uptake in Kenya and Uganda and their implications on Rift Valley fever control

In this study, researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) show that men and women farmers experience barriers to vaccine uptake differently. The authors conclude that vaccine provision does not guarantee uptake at the community level. Buy-in from men and women farmers is critical to enhance vaccine uptake, therefore these gendered barriers should be carefully considered when designing vaccination…

What does it Mean to Make a ‘Joint’ Decision? Unpacking Intra-household Decision Making in Agriculture: Implications for Policy and Practice

This paper by Mariola Acosta and others from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security and Wageningen University, investigates the meaning of joint decision in agriculture and consumption decisions in Northern Uganda. Results show that these vary widely and not necessarily involving a conversation among the couple. The authors discuss what this means for the use…

Effects of commercialization of sweetpotato on gender relations and wellbeing among smallholder farmers

A two‐day technical workshop was organized by the International Potato Center (CIP) and held in Nairobi in November 2018 to review SUSTAIN project study findings (to understand how commercialization of sweetpotato value chains affected the wellbeing of smallholder farmers) and develop recommendations for improved programming. This workshop report covers its insights and recommendations.