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 equality, youth and social inclusion
CGIAR webinar examined the technological, sustainability and social implications of integrated approaches.
Women in Bangladesh start successful businesses using power-tiller-operated seeders.
In India’s state of Odisha, maize farming is lifting up the socioeconomic status of women.
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CGIAR and CIMMYT scientists share their career journeys.
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.
Rahel Assefa and Kate Dreher selected as inaugural winners of award celebrating women’s contribution to CIMMYT’s work and mission.
CIMMYT system economist explores ways to streamline smallholder farming systems through mechanization, gender equity and conservation agriculture.
Study explores whether modern maize storage structures offer equal benefits to women and men farmers in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Study explores how gender norms and intra-household dynamics shape women’s demand articulation for labor-saving technologies.
Experts discuss solutions to postharvest losses and how agricultural mechanization can benefit rural women in the Global South.
Study quantifies the economic losses from Bangladesh’s COVID-19 lockdowns and outlines policy implications for the country.
How gender research supports rural women during times of crisis.