CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research asseses cross-program research priorities for strategic gender. Themes for cross-program collaboration include:
Gender, Breeding and Genomics
The gender and breeding working group’s activities provide an opportunity for collaborative work across CGIAR and its partner breeding programs. Recognizing that it can be taxing for individual breeding projects to understand farmer preferences differentiated by gender, region and culture, this initiative brings together knowledge across CGIAR Research Programs on practical approaches to help breeding programs take gender differences into account. Read more
Gender and Data
Gender data is a critical component for the effective and successful design and evaluation of programs, policies, and technologies. CGIAR researchers are increasingly expected to collect sex-disaggregated data and conduct gender analyses. In 2014, a guide for CGIAR researchers on the standards for collecting sex-disaggregated data for gender analysis was developed by CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), with contributions from CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network and the IFPRI Gender Task Force, and with endorsement from the System Organization Office.
The Gender and Agriculture Data Navigator is a searchable inventory of household survey questionnaires that focus on agriculture and food security and collect information that can be disaggregated by sex. It provides a convenient data discovery tool to researchers interested in identifying sex-disaggregated data from low- and middle-income countries on a particular topic of interest, from time use to technology adoption. Read more
Soon this website will also host a CGIAR-wide blog on gender and data: Engendering Data and Methods. This blog builds on the EnGendering Data blog from the Phase 1 CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets.
Ensuring that agricultural innovation benefits poor women and men requires investments at different levels. Spurring a greater body of gender research expertise among young scientists to better integrate gender within research activities is a vital part of this process. Read more
GENNOVATE is a system-wide, 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. Read more
As part of the technical support provided through the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network a stream of technical content through the website, webinars and face-to-face knowledge sharing was provided to address the Fund Council expectation that gender be integrated into research planning. This involved expanding traditional gender analysis to entertain a more diverse set of approaches and tools than is commonly used, such as foresight studies, scenario building, ex ante analysis, experimental games, techniques for identifying and characterizing target beneficiary groups etc. that that can be used to inform research priority setting. This is a closed group.