For gender specialist Mulunesh Tsegaye participatory approaches are the best way of ensuring agricultural development projects are responsive to gender dynamics.
To mark International Women’s Day 2016, CIMMYT created an infographic to highlight the importance of reducing the gender gap in agriculture.
We have to commit to also include women and others who were largely overlooked in agriculture in the past.
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.
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.
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.
Post-doctoral fellow Soumya Gupta is the winner of the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, the International Centre for Research on Women announces.
Increasing drought and low rainfall are leading many rice farmers in India’s plateau region of Odisha to start cultivating a crop that requires less water, has lower input costs and earns farmers grea …
On 29 April, CIMMYT had a double reason to celebrate, picking up the award for “Best gender paper” and “Best science paper” (along with Bioversity), at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Ag …
Farmer education programs that fail to address traditional gender roles may sideline women, limiting use of conservation agriculture techniques, reducing their ability to fight climate change.
As the global community marks World Soil Day, African smallholder farmers are contending with low yields due to low-fertility soils prevalent in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, affecting food securi …
The Genetic Resources Program manages CIMMYT’s gene bank — also known as a germplasm bank — the Seed Health Unit, Biometrics & Statistics Unit, and Data Management Unit. The program conserves, a …
Woman farmer receiving wheat seed at the festival. Photo: Amina Nasim Khan Farmers, students, scientists, and researchers showed keen interest in new agricultural technologies and practices offered by …
Interview with Clare Stirling, co-author of a new paper, reveals almost no conservation agriculture studies consider gender and gender relations as a factor that may explain low adoption rates.
A new award recognizes contributions to the livelihoods and economic empowerment of women made by a former giant in the field of international gender research.
Un libro que rinde homenaje a las “científicas anónimas” con motivo del Día Internacional de las Mujeres RuralesOctober 12, 2015
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 …
Rural women play a critical role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.
CIMMYT and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa host a five-day gender training workshop in Pretoria, South Africa.
Women who show significant leadership potential receive the Women of Triticum Award at the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Conference.
Wheat farmers are facing troubles on various fronts, particularly the threat of devastating disease.