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.
Abdul Fatah, Khanal and Molero are helping pave the way for the next generation of female scientists.
The AWARD program advocates for a more gender-responsive agricultural research ecosystem.
A new study set in rural Malawi examines increasing jointness in intra-household decision-making to increase resilience and productivity.
Gender awareness and gender-sensitive approaches are slowly spreading into agricultural research, extension, and policy in Ethiopia, according to industry experts.
A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.
A new set of resources has been released to aid agricultural researchers in integrating gender sensitivities into their research for development projects.
To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CIMMYT asked women involved in agricultural science to share their views on what they would like to see change.
Community conversations, a human-centered approach, puts people in charge of their own development in maize-based communities in Ethiopia.