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Want to know what’s going on among platform members? Below are the latest news, publications and related multimedia shared by platform members. To know more contact genderplatform@cgiar.org.

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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…

Women’s empowerment and gender equity in agriculture: A different perspective from Southeast Asia

Presenting empirical evidence of gender inequity from four Southeast Asian countries (Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines), this research paper by the International Rice Research (IRRI) shows that women in the study areas have equal access to productive resources such as land and inputs, and greater control over household income than men. As such, the paper reveals regional trends that contradict the conventional narratives of gender…

Webinar: Gender, climate change and agriculture

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender research will jointly host a webinar June 15 that will critically examine linkages between gender, climate change, and agriculture. More information to follow soon.

Power of partnerships: CCAFS 2016 Annual Report highlights

CCAFS Annual Report 2016 highlights that as farmers adapt to climate change, unequal access to assets and resources is likely to prevent women from adapting at the same pace as their male counterparts. Leaving women out of the ongoing climate conversations and not developing gender sensitive climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices will be detrimental not only to women, but to…

Can Big Data close the Gender data gap in Agriculture?

A huge gap exists with regards to gender data in agriculture and climate change. However, quality data on gender is critical to inform development programs and gender responsive climate and agricultural policies. In this blog, CCAFS argues that capacity building is needed for big data collectors and analysts to gain skills that will enable them to analyze gendered information, and make appropriate…

IITA partners with Michigan State University to implement youth program

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is partnering with Michigan State University to implement the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab project in Nigeria and Tanzania. The program will have a special focus on gender equity, aiming for an equal representation of young men and women across its programs and addressing policy, training, mentoring, and other constraints that affect the ability of young…

Publications

Women’s empowerment and gender equity in agriculture: A different perspective from Southeast Asia

Presenting empirical evidence of gender inequity from four Southeast Asian countries (Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines), this research paper by the International Rice Research (IRRI) shows that women in the study areas have equal access to productive resources such as land and inputs, and greater control over household income than men. As such, the paper reveals regional trends that contradict the conventional narratives of gender…

Power of partnerships: CCAFS 2016 Annual Report highlights

CCAFS Annual Report 2016 highlights that as farmers adapt to climate change, unequal access to assets and resources is likely to prevent women from adapting at the same pace as their male counterparts. Leaving women out of the ongoing climate conversations and not developing gender sensitive climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices will be detrimental not only to women, but to…

Small-scale poultry and food security in resource-poor settings: A review

Poultry are usually the only livestock under the independent control of women in many low- and middle-income countries. Income from the sale of poultry products is often the main source of income for female-headed households, resulting in women’s economic empowerment, which in turn enhances household food security. Learn more about chickens and women’s empowerment here.

An assessment of the gender gap in African agricultural research capacities

This journal article from IFPRI observes that the gender gap in African agricultural research, although still substantial, is declining. In some countries, however, the participation of women in agricultural research continues to be extremely low. Furthermore, female researchers are often young and less qualified than their male colleagues.

30 years of gender and forests

There is currently much interest in mainstreaming gender in natural resource management, including forestry. This reader provides a collection of key articles on gender and forests published over the last 30 years.

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