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.

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A day in the life of a farmer in India’s Odisha state, part of  tribal community that has long lived off the land. 

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Publications

New CIMMYT Brochure highlights value of maize and wheat science to battle rising undernourishment.

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Working towards resilience, renewal and transition in our agri-food systems.

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Researchers, extension services, partners and policymakers can better support feminization of agriculture processes in the Indo-Gangetic Plains through improved research and recommendations.

Gender equity is one of the best solutions for hunger. Why? The numbers speak for themselves.

Martin Kropff sits down with scientists involved in maize breeding, wheat quality and crop data to discuss their successes and passion behind the work that they do to help CIMMYT and CGIAR reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

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CGIAR webinar examined the technological, sustainability and social implications of integrated approaches.

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Women in Bangladesh start successful businesses using power-tiller-operated seeders.

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In India’s state of Odisha, maize farming is lifting up the socioeconomic status of women.

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On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CGIAR and CIMMYT scientists share their career journeys.

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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.

News

Rahel Assefa and Kate Dreher selected as inaugural winners of award celebrating women’s contribution to CIMMYT’s work and mission.

Features

CIMMYT system economist explores ways to streamline smallholder farming systems through mechanization, gender equity and conservation agriculture.