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.

In the media

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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.

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Source: The Kathmandu Post (25 Sep 2023)

The International Water Management Institute and CIMMYT conducted research on Sustainable Intensification of Mixed Farming Systems (SI-MFS), including innovations in six potential areas that are urgently needed to transform agricultural practices.

In the media

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Source: AgriLink (31 Mar 2023)

The fodder chopper implemented by CIMMYT has been a game-changer for female farmers and wider rural economies in Bangladesh.

News

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One CGIAR System Board Chair Lindiwe Majele Sibanda shares lessons from her life and wide-ranging career.

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Breaking barriers and changing the leadership equation through women as catalysts of change.

Blogs

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The Mexican government-supported research-for-rural development initiative MasAgro has raised maize and wheat yields and farm profitability while mitigating farmers’ risk and agriculture’s ecological and climate impacts.

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News

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New collaborative survey on local cropping systems provides rural work experience for students at Chaudhury Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University.

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Business-leader Altagracia Gómez Sierra calls for social profitability and the encouragement of young girls during talk on women’s leadership.

Features

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Young Nepalese farmers look towards prosperous futures in agriculture.

News

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Be inspired. Be a catalyst of change. CIMMYT launches Catalysts of Change: Women Leaders in Science series.

In the media

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Source: News 18 (16 Jun 2023)

Temina Lalani-Shariff, CGIAR regional director for South Asia, explains how mechanization technologies sustainably manage land and water systems for smallholders, enhancing food security and promoting gender equality in agriculture.

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Source: Foodtank (16 Jun 2023)

In a new publication in Frontiers in Ecology, Sieg Snapp, Sustainable Agrifood Systems director, encourages researchers to generate findings and knowledge in collaboration with local communities to meet local needs and advance progress around the Sustainable Development Goals.

Press releases

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The annual award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by scientists, engineers, or other professionals in the agricultural, environmental, or food sectors to the advancement of science through communication in public policy fields.

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Source: Global Citizen (21 Apr 2023)

CIMMYT gender research helps the Agrovita program, a collaboration between PepsiCo and Proforest, a UK-based agriculture non-profit, to design and promote gender sensitive training programs for smallholder cacao farmers in Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico.