CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

The Pulse

Deepa Joshi is Gender Research Coordinator, CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) (photo credit: IWMI)

The Pulse: Deepa Joshi

What is on the minds of leading CGIAR researchers as they integrate gender perspectives in pursuit of system-wide objectives? Fascinating research on the origins of (mechanized) agriculture shows that the invention and adoption of the plough in the fertile plains of the Mesopotamia revolutionized agriculture, but in the process also transformed a thriving matrilineal society into patriarchy.  According to Alesina et.…

The Pulse: Sophia Huyer

What is on the minds of leading CGIAR researchers as they integrate gender perspectives in pursuit of system-wide objectives? CCAFS Gender and Social Inclusion group focuses on research on how climate-smart agriculture supports smallholder farmer adaptation and resilience to climate change, and builds food and nutrition security while also being gender transformative. We collaborate notably with the African Working Group on…

Lone Badstue is Gender Research Coordinator for the CGIAR Research Programs on MAIZE and on WHEAT. She is also Gender Research Leader at CIMMYT (photo credit: CIMMYT)

The Pulse: Lone Badstue

What is on the minds of leading CGIAR researchers as they integrate gender perspectives in pursuit of system-wide objectives? I am concerned about who is able to learn about, try out, take up, adapt and benefit from the new agricultural knowledge and technologies that we produce in agricultural research-for-development (AR4D). And most of all, I am interested in how AR4D can…

Vivian Polar (photo credit: V. Polar)

The Pulse: Vivian Polar

The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) is developing technological innovations that harness the potential of RTB crops to improve food security, nutrition, income and climate change resilience for men and women smallholders.  In many countries, it is women who produce and process RTB crops. These innovations can thus have a tremendous impact on their livelihoods. RTB…

Esther Njuguna-Mungai (photo credit: ICRISAT)

The Pulse: Esther Njuguna-Mungai

Building on the work of three phase 1 CGIAR Research Programs: Grain Legumes, Dryland Cereals and Dryland Systems, the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC) officially launched on February 14, 2018, in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Chair of the Governing Board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid…

The Pulse: Bimbika Sijapati Basnett

Bimbika Sjiapati Basnett from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) reflects on lessons learned from attending the Annual Scientific Conference organized by the CGIAR Collabrative Platform for Gender Research. The Conference took place in Amsterdam on December 5 and 6, 2017.

The Pulse: Ranjitha Puskur

Curious as to how the CGIAR Research Program on Rice and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) engage with the topic of gender, technology, and institutions? Learn more here.

The Pulse: Hazel Malapit

The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) analyzes how different “pathways” lead to good health and nutrition outcomes for women, men and children. Read more here.

The Pulse: Nicoline de Haan

Nicoline de Haan reflects on how the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) work on the topic of gender, technology, and institutions. Read more here.