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 development
Features

ProMaíz Nativo will promote small-scale landrace maize farmers through certification and fair market access.

Gender and social inclusion
Podcasts

Wheat physiologist Carolina Rivera shares what it is like to be a woman in agricultural science working on one of the world’s biggest problems — how to feed a growing planet.

Gender and social inclusion
News

FACASI project explored ways to address access to appropriate mechanization solutions.

Gender and social inclusion
News

Rural land grows scarce as populations rise and more youth farm for their livelihoods.

Food security
Videos

In a male-dominated sector, women leading maize seed companies in eastern and southern Africa share their experiences.

Gender and social inclusion
In the media

Source: Seed Quest (20 Jun 2019)

CIMMYT researchers conducted interviews with women owners of seed companies in eastern and southern Africa.

Food security
In the media

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit (6 Jun 2019)

CIMMYT DG Martin Kropff and CABI CEO Trevor Nicholls propose six key actions to support family farmers.

Gender and social inclusion
Videos

How CIMMYT fosters diversity in the workplace.

Gender and social inclusion
News

Research shows African farming households are far more dependent on hire labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously thought.

Climate change
News

A new book draws on experiences of men and women farmers across eastern and southern Africa who bravely embraced change to improve their farming methods and the lives and livelihoods of their families.

Innovation and technology
Features

New study shows African farming households are far more dependent on labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously assumed.

Capacity development