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Mobilizing Change for Women Within Collective Tenure Regimes

In this study, researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) demonstrate that there is a need to establish clearer guidelines on how women should be accounted for in drafting and implementing reform processes. This requires clearly identifying women as subjects of reform and including specific targets in reform goals that specify how they will benefit.

(photo credit: IFPRI)

Advancing gender equality through agriculture and natural resource management

What does research reveal about how agriculture and natural resource management can advance gender equality? And why is it important to ask this question, rather than the more standard question of what gender analysis brings to agriculture and natural resource management? This was the focus of an Oct. 30 policy seminar, organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and…

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…