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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The 2023 Borlaug Dialogue showcased CIMMYT’s collaborations in Mozambique and innovative initiatives to address agricultural challenges in Southern Africa.

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Agreement builds on successful partnership in southern and eastern Africa.

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Entomologist Esther Ngumbi talks curiosity, passion for science, and the importance of mentorship.

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Innovative approaches to incorporating gender considerations into Seed Production Technology for Africa.

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Diane Holdorf shares what keeps her grounded and helps her bring her best self to work.

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In a remote rural area of Tanzania, a group of women farmers has defied the odds and found prosperity through the cultivation of certified sorghum seeds.

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Soil fertility management and improved practices for rice production were emphasized with technicians who work directly with farmers to raise yields, income, and household-level food and nutrition security.

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CIMMYT-NARES regional maize breeding networks empower farmers, especially women, to ensure food security in the face of climate change.

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Generating evidence and contributing to discussions and policy actions for inclusive and impactful agrifood systems, leading researchers from CIMMYT working with various stakeholders—including rural women farmers in Asia and Africa—converge in New Delhi at the 2023 CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform and ICAR Conference.

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Women farmers in Nepal are increasing their income and leading positive change in their communities through capacity building programs in mechanization and post-harvest management.

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Source: The Kathmandu Post (10 Oct 2023)

In Nepal, the collaboration between IWMI, CIMMYT, and local governments thus opened a promising path toward sustainable agricultural development, where the enthusiasm and involvement of farmers became the cornerstone of progress and innovation.