Agricultural Research and Innovation
The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The United Nations observance on 8 March will reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. It will equally focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing...Read more
Tuesday, March 1st 2016, the University of Manchester Global Development Institute is hosting an event marking the launch of Gender Challenges, a three volume compendium of Professor Bina Agarwal’s path-breaking selected papers published by Oxford University Press. The volumes treat the themes of: Agriculture, Technology and Food Security;...Read more
The United Nations has declared February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in an effort to both engage and encourage greater participation of women and girls in the field of science and technology. In doing its part to recognize women in science, and commemorate this day, the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network is launching a...Read more
The CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network will be partnering with Pennsylvania State University to develop a multi-year Gender Research and Integrated Training series for CGIAR researchers and postdoctoral fellows. This year’s workshop series will take place from June 6-24, 2016. The deadline for application is...Read more
Niger is a hot landlocked country, mostly covered by the Sahara desert with a rainy season of only three months. Despite this unforgiving environment, it has made impressive economic progress lately. In 2014, economic growth accelerated to 6.5 percent, thanks to a rebound in agriculture and large public investment projects. However, the country lags considerably in gender equality and...Read more
Depuis mars 2014, l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) s’est dotée d’un nouveau cadre d’intervention transversal (CIT) sur le genre et la réduction des inégalités hommes-femmes dans ses activités. L’objectif de ce CIT est d’améliorer les pratiques d’intégration du genre dans les opérations de l’AFD.
Over the last twenty years, the increasing availability of sex-disaggregated data on household assets has made it ever more evident that women who are empowered to manage resources alongside men tend to be able to ensure better education, health, and nutrition of their children. But, as programs emerged to make practical use of this data and to influence policy and agricultural...Read more