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.
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.
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.
Inclusive seed business model empowers women from marginalized communities in Nepal.
Women in Odisha, India, successfully shoulder responsibility in leading their families through the COVID-19 crisis.
Women in rural Nepal prosper from training program on soil fertility management practices.
Technical and business training provides women with opportunities to break barriers and improve livelihoods.
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.