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At 50-year mark, CIMMYT scientists strive for gender equity

Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.


Participatory approaches to gender in agricultural development

For gender specialist Mulunesh Tsegaye participatory approaches are the best way of ensuring agricultural development projects are responsive to gender dynamics.


INFOGRAPHIC: Reducing the gender gap in agriculture

To mark International Women’s Day 2016, CIMMYT created an infographic to highlight the importance of reducing the gender gap in agriculture.


Moving beyond agriculture’s gender status quo

We have to commit to also include women and others who were largely overlooked in agriculture in the past.


A granny’s boundless resilience and strength, a pillar for women maize farmers

Women play a major role in African agriculture. Purity Wanjiku, of Kenya, is a pillar for women in her village who depend on her land to grow food for their families.


Q+A: Ignore preconceptions, stake claim on science, CIMMYT’s Natalia Palacios tells women, girls

Discrimination in the science sector remains a significant challenge to achieving gender balance in education and professional research, said Natalia Palacios, a top maize researcher.


Q+A: How women and girls can succeed in science, according to CIMMYT’s Sarah Hearne

Gender balance is science is imperative to obtain the best results said CIMMYT scientist Sarah Hearne on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2016.


Un libro que rinde homenaje a las “científicas anónimas” con motivo del Día Internacional de las Mujeres Rurales

Rural women play a critical role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty, providing innumerable benefits to agricultural systems around t …


SUPER WOMAN: Asriani Anie Annisa Hasan protects local Indonesian maize varieties

AWARENESS-RAISING ON ISSUES AFFECTING AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND CULINARY ARTS International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMY …


SUPER WOMAN: Candice Gardner plays major role in preserving U.S. maize diversity

RESEARCH IMPROVES MAIZE PRODUCTION AND PROTECTS GERMPLASM Photo credit: Iowa State University International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwi …


SUPER WOMAN: Jennifer Brito’s “tortillas verdes” improve maize nutritional value

PROMOTION, ADOPTION, AND EVALUATION OF HIGH PROTEIN CORN VARIETIES International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked …


SUPER WOMAN: Chhavi Tiwari aids women farmers with zinc-fortified wheat

ZINC DEFICIENCY IS ATTRIBUTED TO 800,000 DEATHS EACH YEAR International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers …


SUPER WOMAN: Julie King tames wild relatives of wheat, improving resilience

GENETIC VARIATION AND DIVERSITY TRANSFER ACROSS DIFFERENT GRASS SPECIES International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT …


SUPER WOMAN: Evangelina Villegas developed transformative quality-protein maize

DIETARY DEPENDENCE ON MAIZE PUTS SOME PEOPLE AT RISK FOR MALNUTRITION For International Women’s Day I would like to honor Dr. Evangelina Villegas, one of CIMMYT’s original “superwomen,” not only for t …


SUPER WOMAN: Paula Kantor engages men to support gender progress

FOCUS ON WOMEN CAN INADVERTENTLY END UP ALIENATING MEN Gender research and outreach should engage men more effectively, according to Paula Kantor, CIMMYT gender and development specialist who is leadi …


SUPER WOMAN: Jeanie Borlaug Laube unites global wheat community

International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers to submit stories about women they admire for their selfle …


SUPER WOMAN: Rosalind Morris an “outstanding wheat cytogeneticist”

GENETIC STUDIES WITH WORLDWIDE IMPORTANCE IN EXPLAINING WHEAT GENETICS Rosalind Morris was a pioneer in agricultural science at a time when there were very few women scientists. Her achievements were …


SUPER WOMAN: Nobel winner Barbara McClintock discovered “jumping genes”

“JUMPING GENES” EXPLAIN HOW BACTERIA BUILD UP RESISTANCE TO ANTIBIOTIC At a time when women scientists were few and far between, Barbara McClintock made a name for herself as the most distinguished cy …


SUPER WOMAN: Julie Miller Jones dispels myths that wheat protein is unhealthy

A nutritionist outspoken about the negative consequences of gluten-free diets, shares her views.


SUPER WOMAN: Jane Ininda “priceless gem” to maize development in Africa

RELEASE OF 26 COMMERCIAL MAIZE VARIETIES DURING CAREER International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers to …