Report / Factsheet

CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets - Gender Strategy


Farmers and other rural actors are not homogeneous. Particularly in the developing world, their abilities to initiate and expand agricultural activities are frequently shaped by gender roles, responsibilities, and resources. Reducing gender disparities has been widely recognized as a critical issue in agriculture and rural development. (...) Because gender roles affect decisions on both production and consumption, research must clarify how they do so in specific contexts. CRP-PIM supports research that facilitates: Improved policies to accelerate adoption of sustainable technologies by small-scale producers; Better allocation and effectiveness of public and private investment; Improved macroeconomic, trade, and sectoral policies; Governance and collective action to improve access for the rural poor and women to services and property; Better performance of markets to benefit producers and consumers; and Integration of small-scale producers into value chains