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
Experts from Ethiopia and Kenya join CIMMYT and other partners to renew a long-standing collaboration under the auspices of the new AGG project.
The new AGG project aims to respond to the climate emergency and gender nexus through gender-intentional product profiles for its improved seed varieties and gender-intentional seed delivery pathways.
Income-generating benefits of improved maize varieties hampered by patriarchal gender norms in rural Nigeria.
Workshop participants exchange ideas on expanding opportunities for women in the seed sector.
On International Youth Day, CIMMYT captures images of sub-Saharan African youth to celebrate their immense contributions to agriculture, farming systems, service provision and research and development.
Source: Down to Earth (17 Jul 2020)
Study finds that women in India adopt specific strategies to further their interests in the context of wheat-based livelihoods.
CGIAR socio-economic researchers have developed a standardized set of farm household survey questions to improve dataset comparability over space and time.
7 ways to make small-scale mechanization work for African farmers.
CIMMYT Scaling Advisor emphasizes importance of context and systemic thinking in how we do our research and implement projects.
The two-wheel tractor has proven its worth in Africa’s smallholder farms thanks to the FACASI project.
New study presents a typology of women’s decision-making in wheat in India.
The use of corn husk as veneer has helped a town to preserve maize biodiversity, protect the environment and reduce migration.