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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

Les femmes de l’Agriculture Familiale ont réclamé davantage de représentativité et de participation aux mécanismes de prises de décisions, lors d’une réunion tenue au cours de la Vè Conférence mondiale – Construisons le futur : Agriculture Familiale en septembre 2015 à Derio, Bizkaia. Les femmes des zones rurales des cinq...

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Posted on : 28/10/2015
Gender capacity assessment and development methodology and tools: The case of Ethiopia

Agricultural development interventions in sub-Saharan Africa tend to favour men. They dominate markets and control family income earned from sales. Women do most of the work and receive fewer benefits. Their access to resources and services is often hindered; they have limited control over assets, access to markets, knowledge and social networks, and decision-making authority. In turn, these...

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Posted on : 28/10/2015

As a side event to the 42nd Committee on Food Security, World Bank Group, FAO of the UN, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance have organized "Climate-smart agriculture and gender – evidence for equitable, food secure and sustainable agriculture". 

Monday 12 October 2015 at 12:...

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Posted on : 12/10/2015

A celebration of women driving agricultural innovation will be held on Tuesday October 13 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM and is co-organized by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and Advancing Women in Agriculture through Research and Education (AWARE, a program at Cornell University), and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in collaboration with Dow AgroSciences. The...

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Posted on : 12/10/2015

The Gender Network invites you to a dialogue with Hon. Baleka Mbete Speaker of the South African Parliament “Gender is My Agender” Wednesday 23 rd September 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00

Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO – V.le Terme di Caracalla


Posted on : 20/09/2015
Pathways to Lasting Impact for Rural Dryland Communities in the Developing World: Dryland Systems 2014 Annual Report

In 2014, Dryland Systems helped shape thinking and practice on agricultural livelihood systems to drive and deliver innovative interventions with real development impact in rural dryland communities of the developing world.

Gender specialists like Jennie Dey de Pryck (Global Forum on...

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Posted on : 15/07/2015
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Mechanisms to help researchers to balance work and home lives have made a positive difference to the gender balance at my institute, says Douglas Hilton.

How can science address the gender-inequality problem? It is a persistent issue that has been...

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Posted on : 02/07/2015
Explore the global landscape of female researchers

What proportion of researchers in the country where you live are women? Explore our interactive map to find out.
It might be that you live in a nation where the figure looks promising, at least on the face of it. In Thailand, for example, nearly 86 per cent of researchers are women. But if these posts are poorly paid, is that a good thing? Or perhaps you live in one of the many...

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Posted on : 12/06/2015
Transforming Nigeria, one female science and tech professional at a time

With 62 percent of Nigerians under the age of 24 and 49 percent of its citizens women, Nigeria stands to benefit by harnessing the creativity and intellectual curiosity of young women. 

Yet across Africa, a wide gender divide still exists in the corridors of...

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Posted on : 10/06/2015


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