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Ongoing theme - enhancing Impact & measuring impact is about gender and social equity, updated for gender 10/12/2015

New publications: Does a climate-smart village approach influence gender equality in farming households?

November 21, 2018

South Asia faces multiple food security challenges, one of which being its extreme vulnerability to climate change. Millions living in the region are expected to be affected by water stress, yield los …


‘Merry-go-round’ groups spin Kenyan women farmers to success

October 22, 2018

This month’s report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change highlights worsening food shortages as one of the key impacts of global warming. Tackling the monumental challenges set …


Exploring the gendered rules shaping agricultural innovation

October 12, 2018

How do gender norms, agency and agricultural innovation interlink? How can we research this question comparatively to better understand patterns without overlooking the specificities of different cont …


The feminizing face of wheat farming in South Asia

October 12, 2018

In wheat systems throughout South Asia, the gender myth that “wheat is a man’s crop” is still pervasive. To debunk this myth, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is combattin …


New publications: What drives capacity to innovate?

September 27, 2018

Involving diverse segments of a target population in agricultural innovation interventions allows for more inclusive and equitable processes while stimulating local innovation and development outcomes …


Breaking Ground: Gemma Molero sheds light on wheat photosynthesis

July 18, 2018

Despite the rising interest in advanced methods to discover useful genes for breeding in crops like wheat, the role of crop physiology research is now more important than ever, according to Gemma Mole …


How women are unlocking the potential of maize in Mayurbhanj, India

July 5, 2018

In the tribal belt of Mayurbhanj, Odisha, maize cultivation is becoming increasingly popular. Thousands of acres of fallow upland areas are suitable for maize cultivation during the kharif (monsoon) s …


The most important award is the one farmers give: Bram Govaerts

May 25, 2018

Bram Govaerts with the members of the Río Fuerte Sur Farmer Association (AARFS) Management Committee. Photo: José Saucedo. On the 14th of May, the Río Fuerte Sur Farmers’ Association (Asociación de Ag …


New Publications: Exploring gender equality in Malawi

May 3, 2018

A new study set in rural Malawi examines increasing jointness in intra-household decision-making to increase resilience and productivity.


Women farmers, researchers, and local agencies fight to unlock the potential of maize in eastern India

March 7, 2018

A women dries maize grain after shelling. Photo: CIMMYT/ Wasim Iftikar Unforeseen market effects, particularly rising land values and falling maize prices, have blocked the headway of women’s groups i …


CIMMYT promotes gender awareness in agriculture research and development in Ethiopia

March 7, 2018

Gender awareness and gender-sensitive approaches are slowly spreading into agricultural research, extension, and policy in Ethiopia, according to industry experts.


Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization

March 6, 2018

A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.


New guides help agricultural scientists think gender in research design

March 5, 2018

A new set of resources has been released to aid agricultural researchers in integrating gender sensitivities into their research for development projects.


Pakistan seminar highlights roles of women and youth in wheat-based agriculture

March 2, 2018

CIMMYT and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council are set to hold a seminar on women and youth in wheat-based farming systems on March 8. Photo: CIMMYT archives ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CIMMYT) – As p …


Ag women speak out for International Day of Girls and Women in Science

February 9, 2018

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CIMMYT asked women involved in agricultural science to share their views on what they would like to see change.


Nepal Seed and Fertilizer Project

January 16, 2018

Nepal’s agriculture is mostly small-scale and subsistence-oriented, characterized by a mix of crop and livestock farming and providing few economies of scale in production and marketing. The agricultu …


Women are the foundation for change in rural Ethiopia

January 9, 2018

Community conversations, a human-centered approach, puts people in charge of their own development in maize-based communities in Ethiopia.


Helping farming families thrive while fighting climate change in Mexico

November 9, 2017

Women and youth help lead efforts to adopt climate-friendly farming and safeguard indigenous maize yields   Farmers walk through a field that has been cleared by slash and burn agriculture in the …


Community-based approach to gender research has far-reaching impacts

November 7, 2017

Kristie Drucza leads a gender workshop. Photo courtesy of Kristie Drucza. Researchers are changing rural development in Ethiopia by putting local communities in control of initiatives. A project funde …


Donors, agriculture stakeholders prioritize new gender research methods in Ethiopia

November 1, 2017

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (CIMMYT) – A growing body of evidence shows that when communities are in control of a development initiative, gender equality increases and the project’s goals are reached even f …