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Crafting the next generation of CGIAR research – Gender and climate-smart agriculture

One of the final outputs of the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research, a book, introduces critical ideas for the next generation of CGIAR gender research: ‘How can agricultural research contribute to gender equality in its own right?‘. This series introduces each of the forthcoming book chapters. In this post, we zoom in on the chapter ‘Gender and climate-smart agriculture’…

Participants at the writeshop crafting the next generation of CGIAR gender research (photo credit: Andrea Vos / KIT)

Crafting the next generation of CGIAR research

How can agriculture and natural resource management advance gender equality? This is not the question one might expect about gender in agriculture. Usually the opposite question is asked. And yet this unusual lens elevates the conversation about and objective of gender equality within CGIAR, offering unparalleled perspectives and unlocking opportunities for the network to demonstrate its value and to indeed…

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.

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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…