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The IFAD Gender Team is pleased to invite you to attend the third edition of the IFAD Gender Awards to recognize the efforts and achievements of IFAD-supported projects in meeting the strategic objectives of the IFAD Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

The event will take place at IFAD headquarters, in the Italian Conference Room from 15:30 to 17:00 hours on...

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Posted on : 23/11/2015

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is soliciting nominations for the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research.It will be given to a young female researcher of Indian origin in order to recognize and honor outstanding achievements in the field of gender and empowerment of women and girls in India....

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Posted on : 23/11/2015

Rural advisory services (RAS) can play an important role in addressing gender inequalities. However, RAS programmes have often fallen short of expectations to design and implement relevant services to help rural women and men achieve food...

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Posted on : 17/11/2015

As progress is made in conceptualizing how agriculture can better contribute to nutrition, extension and advisory systems are often listed as potential vehicles for realizing nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Yet many agriculture extension agents lack nutrition knowledge, and rarely interact with women farmers. The INGENAES project endeavors to build the capacity of both public and private...

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Posted on : 09/11/2015

This success story written by Taryn Devereux, a Gender in agriculture specialist, is part of YPARD's "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in agricultural development. From...

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Posted on : 04/11/2015

By applying climate information to her farming that she learned from a project implemented by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the National Agency of Meteorology Senegal (ANACIM), Mariama Keita has become a major agricultural producer and a role model for the women...

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Posted on : 03/11/2015
Photo credit: V.Atakos/CCAFS

Gender is a critical dimension of climate-smart agriculture. There are several reasons why. Agricultural growth is one such solution to tackling issues such as food and nutrition insecurity, and poverty that climate change exacerbates. We simply are not going to see the transformative changes in agriculture and food systems that we need to see without also tackling gender issues.

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Posted on : 03/11/2015

The report examines the worlds of farming, agricultural extension and basic and applied scientific research through the eyes of nearly 80 women who work in these fields in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. What these women have in common is that they have all at one time or another been involved with the push–pull programme. Push–pull is a cropping system designed to integrate pest, weed...

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Posted on : 03/11/2015

This recently released Module 18 on Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture is a very valuable addition to the influential Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook published by the World Bank, FAO and IFAD in 2008.  

The Module provides guidance and a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the...

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Posted on : 03/11/2015
Photo: Carol Colfer/CIFOR

The gender lens is increasingly recognized as vital to modern research—particularly forestry—as more scientific work incorporates a gender approach.

Now, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a new collection highlighting the organization’s gender research since 2013.

From governance and dry forests to value chains and polygynous marriages (those...

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Posted on : 02/11/2015

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