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Gender & social inclusion

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.

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CGIAR webinar examined the technological, sustainability and social implications of integrated approaches.

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Women in Bangladesh start successful businesses using power-tiller-operated seeders.

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In India’s state of Odisha, maize farming is lifting up the socioeconomic status of women.

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On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CGIAR and CIMMYT scientists share their career journeys.

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Assessing the approach’s potential and limitations for strengthening the livelihoods of the rural poor, a new book draws conclusions applicable across the development field.

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Study explores whether modern maize storage structures offer equal benefits to women and men farmers in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Study explores how gender norms and intra-household dynamics shape women’s demand articulation for labor-saving technologies.

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Experts discuss solutions to postharvest losses and how agricultural mechanization can benefit rural women in the Global South.

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Study quantifies the economic losses from Bangladesh’s COVID-19 lockdowns and outlines policy implications for the country.

Gender and social inclusion
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How gender research supports rural women during times of crisis.

Gender and social inclusion
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Inclusive seed business model empowers women from marginalized communities in Nepal.

Gender and social inclusion
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Women in Odisha, India, successfully shoulder responsibility in leading their families through the COVID-19 crisis.