Gender 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.

Capacity building
Gender and social inclusion
Capacity building
Features

How important is farming relative to non-farm activities for the income of young rural Africans?

Food security
Features

By reducing drudgery, irrigation and costs, conservation agriculture enables the soil of the charlands to produce rice and maize yields consecutively.

Food security
News

Minister Müller explored the campus and heard about CIMMYT’s latest innovations in maize and wheat research.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

Self-help groups in Bihar are putting thousands of rural women in touch with agricultural innovations, benefiting households and the environment.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

CIMMYT sociologist believes there is one vital resource that remains untapped to increase food security and boost livelihoods.

Gender and social inclusion
In the media

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (9 Mar 2019)

Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh visited female farmers adopting conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification technologies through CIMMYT project funded by ACIAR.

Gender and social inclusion
In the media

Source: Times of India (9 Mar 2019)

CIMMYT and Icar-Atari Ludhiana organized a workshop on the eve of International Women’s Day titled ‘Empowering rural women for addressing agricultural air pollution’.

Gender and social inclusion
Videos

Women have the potential to be drivers of agricultural transformation.

Gender and social inclusion
Photos

This year the group harvested more than 3,300 kg from seven acres of land.

Food security
Features

These entrepreneurs are breaking social barriers while improving household nutrition and livelihoods.