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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 …

Improved wheat helps reduce women’s workload in rural Afghanistan

October 12, 2017

New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.

Breaking Ground: More data on gender roles key for a food secure world, says Anya Umantseva

June 22, 2017

Social inequality, including gender discrimination, hinders the potential for economic development, a key focus of the agriculture for development community.

CIMMYT renames lab to honor Evangelina Villegas, World Food Prize laureate

June 7, 2017

El BATAN, Mexico, (CIMMYT) – To celebrate and expand the legacy of the late Evangelina Villegas Moreno, a pioneering Mexican cereal chemist who won the 2000 World Food Prize for co-developing quality …

Q+A: Women in Triticum award provides development opportunities and support networks for women in agriculture

May 22, 2017

Margaret Krause, a doctoral candidate in Plant Breeding at Cornell University, became interested in science and nature at an early age.

Obstacles to gender-smart fertilizer use hurt livelihoods, scientists say

March 21, 2017

Compiling gender-inclusive data could help scientists understand how to help improve nitrogen fertilizer application practices among smallholder farmers.

Gender and development specialist Rahma Adam: Aiding African women to build household food security

March 8, 2017

In a special interview to mark International Women’s Day, CIMMYT gender specialist Rahma Adam detailed how her research aims to improve the agricultural productivity of women in south and eastern Afri …

Despite hardships, women running own households provide model of empowerment and innovation

March 7, 2017

GENNOVATE research reveals communities with numerous women-headed households record high levels of poverty reduction.

CIMMYT launches new program to promote gender equity in agricultural research

March 7, 2017

In a move to bolster gender equity in agriculture, CIMMYT will launch a series of training courses promoting the integration gender awareness and analysis in research for development.

Small machinery provides affordable options for women farmers in Nepal

March 2, 2017

Small-scale mechanization is becoming more important on farms in Nepal as young people, particularly men, migrate away from rural areas in large numbers.