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.
For its first birthday, a co-founder of the Women in Crop Science at CIMMYT, talks about their journey over the past year.
At CIMMYT, our Women in Crop Science network is working to create a more inclusive internal and external environment. Here’s a glimpse of a day in the life of our team.
In an interview with Happy Makuru Daudi, she shares her career journey and why groundnut is a ‘woman’s crop’.
The introduction of new technology has enabled farmers in West Africa to improve the quality and minimize losses of a national staple.
Source: Gates Notes (31 Jan 2023)
Bill Gates reflects on a recent visit to a Kenyan farm to see firsthand the results of work by CIMMYT and CGIAR.
Over the past 12 years, the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum award has supported 66 early-career women scientists as they build a stronger, more inclusive community of wheat scholars fighting hunger worldwide.
New CIMMYT research sheds light on farmer maize preferences in Ethiopia and western Kenya.
The Global Food Security Forum for Young Scientists, hosted at Huazhong Agricultural University in China and virtually around the world, highlights cutting-edge agricultural research.
Sieglinde Snapp has contributed her approaches to improving inclusivity in the biosciences.
Catch up on presentations from CIMMYT scientists and researchers at COP27, held between November 6-18.
Source: Nature (22 Nov 2022)
Sieglinde Snapp identifies opportunities for improving inclusivity in the biosciences.
The CGIAR Women in Research and Science (WIRES) employee-led resource group recently had a virtual engagement to discuss the progress and new happenings in the group.