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Gender equality, youth and 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.

Features

Sieglinde Snapp has contributed her approaches to improving inclusivity in the biosciences.

Features

Catch up on presentations from CIMMYT scientists and researchers at COP27, held between November 6-18.

In the media

Source: Nature (22 Nov 2022)

Sieglinde Snapp identifies opportunities for improving inclusivity in the biosciences.

News

The CGIAR Women in Research and Science (WIRES) employee-led resource group recently had a virtual engagement to discuss the progress and new happenings in the group.

Features

For World Food Day, discover how CIMMYT is improving food security, livelihoods and nutrition in South Asia, with support from ACIAR.

Features

High-yielding purple maize, introduced into Peruvian agriculture by Alicia Medina Hoyos, is attracting global attention.

Press releases

The results of the Plan Maíz initiative were presented and, looking ahead, one of the goals is to ensure that 20% of the maize and wheat from this project is sourced through regenerative agriculture practices by 2025 and 50% by 2030.

News

CIMMYT presents data to Tropentag on potential benefits of women participation in household decisions on crop farming and variety selection.

News

CIMMYT discovers and validates new science, translates it into innovations, and scales them up for farmers and society.

Features

Through the CSISA project, CIMMYT is helping female farmers in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal to receive the recognition and opportunities they deserve.

Publications

Male and female farmers in Ethiopia and India face different challenges to accessing new wheat varieties, discovers CIMMYT researchers.

Publications

Reducing the gender gap in Ethiopian farming households can enhance climate change adaptation by female-headed households by almost 19%.