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CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

International Women’s Day 2017

Photo: WorldFish
Photo: WorldFish

Women face new challenges and opportunities in agriculture and natural resource management. Climate change and resource constraints mandate innovations in primary production and disrupt traditional gender norms. New roads and power lines bring markets closer to formerly remote villages, and change relations between and among people. Diversification of rural economies creates off-farm jobs and increases the flow of cash. Migration, whether by choice or necessity, alters family relations. Each of these changes can bring improvements in general well-being and specifically in the lives of women, but positive outcomes are not preordained. The gender researchers of CGIAR help clarify the issues and work with men and women throughout food systems to open opportunities and craft solutions.

Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research celebrates this day by reflecting on how gender scientists are engaging with the changing world of work for women in agriculture. Click here to learn more.

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Women’s Day news from across CGIAR

The Impacts of Commercialization in Agriculture and Forestry on Women’s Decent Employment

Join CIFOR and partners in a discussion on the challenges and opportunities – and potential limits – to rural women’s economic empowerment in the face of increasing commercial interests in rural land, food crops and other agricultural commodities. Based on the latest research findings, this event will highlight how the expansion of commercial agriculture and forestry is changing the world of…

100 voices on women in agriculture

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, our women scientists speak on what it means to be a woman researcher, their accomplishments and challenges.

On International Women’s Day, CIP celebrates women farmers

CIP: According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), women own less than 20% of farmland in less developed countries, but they provide about 43% of the agricultural labor.  In Africa, about one quarter of rural households are headed by women, though their landholdings tend to be smaller than men’s. But even women who own farms are unlikely to…

Looking at climate change through the gender lens

IFPRI Blog: On March 8 the world celebrates International Women’s Day—a day dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of achieving gender parity in the working world. To understand women’s role in agriculture and to close the gender gap in agricultural production, IFPRI research has been examining gender differences within rural households and communities for over 25 years.

Roundup for International Women’s Day: Our Top 5 Articles on Gender

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Be Bold For Change,” and at the Global Landscapes Forum CIFOR has been engaging and empowering women to be be bold and take leadership roles in creating the beautiful, equitable and sustainable landscapes of tomorrow: building a world where these kinds of statistics are history and not reality.