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Enabling gender equality in agricultural and environmental innovation

GENNOVATE: Enabling gender equality in agricultural and environmental innovation’ is a cross-CRP, global comparative research initiative which addresses the question of how gender norms and agency influence men, women and youth to adopt innovation in agriculture and natural resource management (NRM).

Raising the profile of gender research

In an interview with Diana Lopez from CIMMYT, Andrew Clayton, a social development adviser within DFID’s Research and Evidence Division shares his views on GENNOVATE- an unprecedented cross-CRP, global comparative research initiative exploring interactions between gender norms, agency and innovation in agriculture and natural resource management in nearly 140 rural communities across 26 countries.

Climate change: a grown-up topic for all ages

It is commonly stated that the next generation of farmers will suffer even harder from the consequences of the changing climate than the current one. Why is it then that, while designing future climate policies and development strategies, we often forg…

How Women Can Maximize the Nutrition and Health Benefits of Irrigation for All

Paying careful attention to gendered differences in access to as well as needs and preferences for water technologies and their uses, is essential to ensure that irrigation interventions provide the greatest benefits in terms of health and nutrition while minimizing risks. This blog describes the ways in which gender interplays with the key pathways through which irrigation can contribute to…

Enhancing the gender-equitable potential of aquaculture technologies

Gender inequality constrains the real and potential capacity of women farmers to successfully adapt their farming practices in the face of climate risks or to develop stronger, more diversified livelihood portfolios that would enhance their and their families’ future resilience to social or environmental shocks.

Agri-Gender: Special issue on Gender and Policies, Markets, and Institutions

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender) and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) celebrated the International Day of Rural Women (October 15) this year by the release of a new issue focused on making women more visible in agricultural policies, institutions, and markets.

There once was a woman named Mariama

Once upon a time, a 25 year-old woman, Mariama Keita, lived in a village called Sikilo, near Kaffrine in Senegal. She was married and was the mother of 2 children. In her country, where agriculture was highly dependent on rainfall, farmers were particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate variability and change.Everyone’s concern was how to maintain a satisfactory agricultural…

Making Women Visible in Agriculture: New issue of AgriGender

To coincide with the International Day of Rural Women, the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security has released its current issue which is focused on making women more visible in agriculture policies, institutions and markets. Rural women the world over play a major role in ensuring food security and in the development and stability of the rural areas.

Vacancies

ILRI vacancy: Research Associate III -Gender (Closing date: 30 July 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate -Gender to coordinate the design and implement gender components of various projects in ILRI, Hanoi Office, Vietnam. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15…

ILRI vacancy: Team Leader, Gender (Closing date: 15 August 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Team Leader, Gender scientist with a passion for establishing and leading innovative work in world class livestock gender research in the developing world, to lead a growing team of gender researchers. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe…

Opportunity: literature review on gender dynamics in seed systems

Would you like to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on gender dynamics in seed systems? The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is looking for a collaborator to conduct a semi-systematic literature review on gender dynamics in seed systems innovations. The review is a key output from the Integrated Seed System Development in Africa (ISSD-Africa) component on gender…

ILRI vacancy: Senior Gender Scientist – Strategic Research (closing date: 2 March 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Senior Gender Scientist – Strategic Research to contribute to ILRI’s gender team by leading areas of change in gender and livestock. The position will focus on delivering evidence and interventions to partners and policymakers to enable positive outcomes for livestock keepers and owners. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional…

ILRI vacancy: Research Associate III – Gender (closing date: 17 February 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a two (2) Research Associates to provide research support to the Gender Team at ILRI. This includes providing literature review, setting up studies, doing field work, data collection, analysis, synthesizing research findings and writing reports on gender and livestock, related to gender and livestock. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional…

ILRI vacancy: Post-Doctoral scientist – Gender (closing date: 2 March 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral scientist to conduct analysis on women’s empowerment and livestock in Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Ethiopia. More specifically, the post-doc will undertake research to contribute to a growing body of evidence that ILRI is building on how livestock can constitute an important stepping stone for the empowerment of rural women…

ILRI vacancy: Gender scientist – Gender Research Economist (closing date: 2 March 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Gender Research Economist to address gender dynamics, using quantitative data and the application of relevant economic and statistical models in developing regions of Asia and Africa. S/he will also be required to contribute to assessing strategies that stimulate the catalysing role of livestock in gender equality and to inform policy…

Vacancy: Science Manager, GENDER Platform (closed)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Science Manager to work with the GENDER Platform Director and the Platform management committee to plan strategies and develop goals for the platform. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. Our research is carried out by 15 Research Centers who are members…

Vacancy: Director, GENDER Platform (closed)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a visionary, dynamic, and creative Director for the CGIAR GENDER Platform. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. Our research is carried out by 15 Research Centers who are members of CGIAR and is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving…

Vacancy: Research Officer in Development Economics (deadline: 31 January 2020)

Cheryl Doss is hiring a research officer, to be based in Oxford, to work with her on developing and analysing a household survey interviewing multiple people within the household about decision-making around water in Ethiopia and Kenya.  The person needs field experience implementing household surveys and familiarity with intrahousehold decision-making. It is a great opportunity for a recent Ph.D. with the…