Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

Leveraging partnerships for progress

Building up a critical mass of gender expertise, especially among young scientists is crucial to ensuring mutual benefits for both poor women and men in the context of agricultural research for development. For the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network, a strategic partnership with Pennsylvania State University was the first in a series of initiatives to build up this critical mass and enhance the quality of CGIAR gender research. Held from June 8-24, on the Penn State University Park campus, this three week workshop better known as the Gender Research and Integrated Training Program (GRIT), followed a Gender, Agriculture and Environment Symposium. The Symposium provided participants with an opportunity to network with gender researchers and practitioners who are leaders in gender scholarship and policies, giving them the opportunity to make valuable connections and boost their professional development. Keynote speakers from the CGIAR included both Jacqui Ashby, Senior Advisor for gender research, CGIAR Consortium and Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute.

For the full story, visit the CGIAR Gender website.