Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Celebrating International Day of Rural Women

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research celebrated the International Day of Rural Women (IDRW) October 15th by launching a campaign illustrating how CGIAR gender research contributes to improved livelihoods for rural women.

In the campaign, eleven CGIAR gender scientists reflect on research, strategies and interventions that bring about positive change for rural women. The scientists dig into the details of rural livelihoods to uncover inequalities and address them – reducing drudgery, ensuring access to information, developing gendered tools, promoting mothers to lead nutrition efforts, unpacking participation, exploring how gender relations shape agricultural innovation, revealing the gendered impacts of climate change, increasing decision-making and incomes, and strengthening women’s land tenure rights. From rice processing to potato storage, agroforestry to climate smart agriculture, agribusiness to irrigation, biofortification to gender-responsive research methods, CGIAR research contributes to better understanding the realities that rural women face.

Click here to access the campaign.

Join the conversation on social media by tweeting @CGIAR #genderinag #ruralwomen

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