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The Role of Gender, Risk, and Time Preferences in Farmers’ Rice Variety Selection in Eastern India

Using data from 5,601 rice farmers in Eastern India, this study examines the role of gender, risk, and time preferences in farmers’ rice variety selection in Eastern India. The results reveals, amongst other findings, that female farmers, who are more risk-averse, usually choose rice varieties based on cooking quality (e.g., good taste, high cooking quality, and good straw quality) and…

Considering gender: Practical guidance for rural development initiatives in Solomon Islands

This publication from WorldFish introduces a tool that provides guidance for planning and implementing gender-accommodating and gender transformative initiatives in rural Solomon Islands communities. For example, the paper discusses key questions to assist in identifying gender differences and inequalities during planning and implementation of interventions, and un-boxes key criteria for gender-accommodating and gender-transformative development initiatives.

Breaking Ground: More data on gender roles key for a food secure world, says Anya Umantseva

Anya Umantseva, gender researcher at CIMMYT, reflects on the importance of robust data on gender in agriculture. “Little data exists on gender roles in rural communities and most importantly, a systematic integration of social components like gender into scientific, data-based research could really help expand outcomes and impacts to more women as well as men.” Read the full blog here.

GRIT Blog – Week 2

What indices are used to measure women’s empowerment? How do these indices relate to women’s empowerment in agricultural and natural resource management settings? How has economic modelling of household resource allocation changed over the past 30 years, and why does this matter? These were some of the questions that the GRIT participants delved into during week 2 of the Gender…

Improving livelihoods and gender relations in the Barotse Floodplain fishery, Zambia

To overcome gendered barriers for women in fish processing in Zambia, WorldFish partnered with the Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes to design and test gender-transformative drama skits. The skits encouraged men and women to critically reflect on the harmful norms and power relations that impact value chain actors, especially women processors. WorldFish research shows that the skits helped to improve attitudes about…

Paula Kantor Award

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is soliciting nominations for the third annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research. The 2017 award will be given to a young professional female researcher in order to recognize and honor outstanding achievement in the fields of gender equity and the empowerment of women and girls. Deadline: July 28, 2017.…

GRIT Blog – Week 1

From June 4-23, 17 CGIAR post-doctoral fellows and gender specialists are together at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) to explore advanced gender research methods at the Gender Research and Integrated Training (GRIT) Workshop. Learn more about the workshop in this blog.

Gender and Forest Products

A CIFOR study has found that women extract fewer products from the forest compared to men in Nicaragua. This finding holds true even for firewood and non-timber products utilized in indigenous households, which use a much larger variety and quantity of forest products than non-indigenous families.


Vacancy: Gender and M&E Specialist

The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks an experienced Gender and M&E specialist, knowledgeable in the analysis of gender in agricultural development contexts and experienced in project monitoring and evaluation, to specifically support the implementation of the Gender Strategy and the M&E plan of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB). Learn more here.

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The postdoctoral Research Scientist will be based at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at the Earth Institute of Columbia University in Palisades, NY. Learn more about the vacancy here.

Vacancy: Visiting Scientist at ICRISAT

The visiting scientist will be responsible for research on gender integration in plant breeding research. The Visiting Scientist will assess two case studies on ICRISAT sorghum and IITA cowpea breeding programs in West and Central Africa (WCA). The case studies will be conceptualized based on findings from a recent systematic review of Gender and Breeding literature and practice since the…

Vacancy: Gender Specialist

The World Vegetable Center is searching for a Gender Specialist to contribute as an individual consultant (about 25 days/year for a 4 year period) to an ACIAR-funded project evaluating the potential impact of mechanical mungbean harvesting on rural women and men in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Click here for more details.

Vacancy: Gender, Youth and Inclusion (GYI) Coordinator

WLE, the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, is seeking an outstanding social scientist, with very strong development impact credentials, in the field of gender, youth and inclusion to take this work stream forwards. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the enthusiasm and inspiration to make WLE the place to go for evidence, insights and knowledge…

Tender Notice – KIT Gender Research Associates

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is looking for 4 research associates to contribute to the development of the “State of the African Woman” report. Preferred candidates would be specialised in gender and women’s rights, have experience with policy analysis and multi-country reviews and be active in regional and continental gender and advocacy networks in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Scientist, Gender, CIFOR, and CRP FTA

The Scientist, Gender will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the CRP Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry (FTA) Gender Strategy in collaboration with gender resource persons in the CRP research centers and Scientists at CIFOR. They will support capacity building initiatives of CIFOR and CRP FTA Scientists to address gender in their research and to ensure continuous learning and improvement…