Gender and other social differences such as age, wealth and ethnicity, have an enormous influence upon the success of agricultural interventions. To ensure equitable impacts and benefits to rural people, CIMMYT emphasizes inclusive research and development interventions. Starting with the collection of data on gender and social differences, efforts are underway to address these gaps and ensure equitable adoption of technologies and practice. This includes working towards gender-equitable control of productive assets and resources; technologies that reduce women’s labor; and improved capacity of women and youth to participate in decision-making.
Gender & social inclusion
Women in West Bengal form farmer groups and cooperatives drawing on sustainable agricultural practices from CIMMYT’s SRFSI project.
Fireflies, food and future systems – scientists share inspiration behind choosing science as a lifestyle
CIMMYT scientists and leaders join the International Day of Women and Girls in Science social media buzz and share stories about what inspired their careers.
CIMMYT researcher explores the ways in which gender norms influence agricultural innovation around the world.
Seed systems play a major role in Africa’s agricultural transformation — but are they gender-friendly?
Digital seed information system will connect farmers to information and seed suppliers.
West Bengal farmer Halima Bibi recognized for success in maize production.
Researchers identify national policies, climate and soil fertility changes, population increase, and urban expansion as the major drivers of farming systems change in the Hawassa area of Ethiopia.
On the International Day of Rural Women, October 15, meet farmers who are leading their families and their communities to a better life.
Long-term research on climate-smart agriculture in Malawi has improved the productivity, resilience and prospects of Mary Twaya, a single mother of three.
New study provides recommendations to help female-headed households cope with market volatility.
An agricultural organization led by indigenous Santal women is also benefiting low-income Muslim women.
An alternative conceptual framework uses a process-oriented approach to understand technological change that focuses more on the agency of different social actors in the agricultural system.