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Side Event at Africa Water Week in Dar Es Salaam

Side Event at Africa Water Week in Dar Es Salaam | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) will be holding a side event on “New Approaches for Inclusive Irrigation: Tools and Findings from Research in Tanzania, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Malawi,” Thursday, July 21 at 12:30pm-1:30pm, in Ruaha Hall, Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, during the 6th Africa Water Week.

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New working paper released

New working paper released | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

The first in a series of working papers to be launched by the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network, and prepared by Smriti Rao with contributions from the CGIAR Consortium and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets. This paper explores whether it is possible to define simple, robust indicators of gender gaps in use and control over resources that are likely to impact and be affected by agricultural innovation.

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Science on the pulse: What we know (and what we don't know) about women's participation in water use groups

Science on the pulse: What we know (and what we don't know) about women's participation in water use groups | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

For this quarterly Science on the Pulse post focused on gender, the authors draw on recent literature from women’s participation in natural resource governance institutions to examine three common assumptions about women’s participation in community-level water governance.

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A space to reflect

A space to reflect | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

During these weeks of training we experienced a recurring theme, or rather tension which gender research is caught amidst. When our task is to bring evidence for the need of contextualizing gender relations, highlighting complexity and diversity of power relations and moving beyond the discussion of “the gender gap”, shall and can we ensure scalability and wider impact?

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Piloting a gender-responsive tool for assessing the poverty impacts of value chain development

Piloting a gender-responsive tool for assessing the poverty impacts of value chain development | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

Last month, field researchers from three parts of India participated in a training workshop on a new gender-responsive methodology for assessing the poverty impacts of value chain development.

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Presenting the Webinar on Social Protection and the Empowerment of Rural Women in Africa | IPC UNDP - International Policy Centre for inclusive Growth

Presenting the Webinar on Social Protection and the Empowerment of Rural Women in Africa | IPC UNDP - International Policy Centre for inclusive Growth | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

On 23 June, at 10:00 – 11:30 (UTC-4, Washington DC), socialprotection.org will be hosting the second webinar of the Gender and Social Protection Webinar Series, which will addressSocial Protection and the Empowerment of Rural Women in Africa. The webinar is organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the IPC-IG, and supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID)

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IRRI - Women find identity, path of progress, as farmers

IRRI - Women find identity, path of progress, as farmers | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

Gender inclusion is one of the priorities for IRRI and hence, it received a significant focus in both research and outreach activities. In Bihar, India, adoption by women farmers of some farming technologies was thought to help interventions create more revenue and thus improve the income of farm households.

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Going deep on gender: research on climate-smart agroforestry in Nicaragua - Forests, Trees and Agroforestry

Going deep on gender: research on climate-smart agroforestry in Nicaragua - Forests, Trees and Agroforestry | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
Tatiana Gumucio, Gender Postdoctoral Fellow, Decision and Policy Analysis research area, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), works on a research project on gender sensitive climate-smart practices for coffee agroforestry in Nicaragua. The project under the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, aims to find out more about the roles of women and men in decision making and how they …
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Diversity wins: Why involving women in decision-making matters

Diversity wins: Why involving women in decision-making matters | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
If you give women a voice in the management of forests and fisheries, you get better outcomes for both people and nature.
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What does it take to apply a gender-responsive approach to climate-smart agriculture?

What does it take to apply a gender-responsive approach to climate-smart agriculture? | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
A new FAO-CCAFS practice brief, A Gender-responsive approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture: Evidence and guidance for practitioners, has some of the answers. The brief was developed under the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) and is one of a series.
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Assets: Key to Prosperity

Assets: Key to Prosperity | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network's insight:

In this post, Nancy Johnson, one of the Principal Investigators of GAAP1 and GAAP2, answers that question and summarizes the key findings from GAAP1 and their implications for agricultural research and development. The post draws on a large body of work from GAAP1 in particular two recently-published synthesis papers authored by Nancy and her colleagues. (Johnson et al 2016; Quisumbing et. al 2015). GAAP1, which ran from 2010-2014, was jointly led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), supported by theCGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

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Gender and Land Statistics: new FAO info-note based on a collaborative work with PIM | Policies, Institutions and Markets

Gender and Land Statistics: new FAO info-note based on a collaborative work with PIM | Policies, Institutions and Markets | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
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Leaving women out of development statistics just doesn't add up | Mayra Buvinic and Ruth Levine

Leaving women out of development statistics just doesn't add up | Mayra Buvinic and Ruth Levine | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
The information we rely on to make policy fails to reflect the reality of the lives of women and girls
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Towards a comprehensive understanding of changing gender roles

Towards a comprehensive understanding of changing gender roles | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

Changing gender roles and responsibilities,” is an important topic of discussion in the world of agricultural research for development today. This is most often owing to the fact that males in India are often perceived as being more outgoing than females, or the simple fact that in most instances men have better access to information, resources, etc. than women. While there is no expectation of a complete reversal of this phenomenon, we do expect that women today, should at the very least have better access to information than they did in the past.

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Unpacking migration and gender in Nepal’s community forests

Unpacking migration and gender in Nepal’s community forests | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

Changing migration patterns bring both burdens and benefits for women.

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Promoting business models that benefit women and men farmers: CIAT pilots LINK methodology with gender lens | CIAT Blog

Promoting business models that benefit women and men farmers: CIAT pilots LINK methodology with gender lens | CIAT Blog | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
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GRIT workshop 2016

GRIT workshop 2016 | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
This space contains resources and information related to the Gender Research & Integrated Training Workshop held at Penn State University from June 7-24,2016.
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Webinar

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Webinar resources now available on the types of data and information management tools provided by CIAT to the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network.

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IRRI - Are women-only training sessions more effective than mixed-group ones?

IRRI - Are women-only training sessions more effective than mixed-group ones? | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

Training is a key part of the Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) project. A gender component has been developed to systematically reach women across all of STRASA’s activities through training.

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Bridging gender theory and practice in environmental policy - Forests, Trees and Agroforestry

Bridging gender theory and practice in environmental policy - Forests, Trees and Agroforestry | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
Originally published at CIFOR’s Forests News Gender issues are one focus of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), so the recent workshop “Disciplining Gender in Undisciplined Environments: Tensions in environment and development practices in the North and South” offered a welcome opportunity to reflect on gender research. The workshop was co-organized by the Center for International …
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Investigating gender dynamics in irrigation

Investigating gender dynamics in irrigation | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
More than 150 experts and practitioners came together in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania in March and April of 2016 to discuss how to improve gender parity in irrigation. The series of three gender and irrigation workshops implemented under the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) specifically focused on identifying guiding questions that would help policymakers and practitioners to better understand gender dynamics in irrigation.
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Transforming climate change research: new CCAFS Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy

Transforming climate change research: new CCAFS Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
What is the new strategy? CCAFS has a new Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Strategy which is an update of the CCAFS Gender Strategy, 2012. The strategy addresses gender and inclusion for different social groups while bearing in mind that women are central to agriculture in many areas of the world.
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Do men and women farmers cope differently with climate shocks?

Do men and women farmers cope differently with climate shocks? | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it
In order to understand the nexus between climate change and agriculture and how farming can become more resilient to extreme weather events such as heat-waves, droughts and floods, it is critical to understand how farmers typically respond to with climate shocks and the dynamics of this decision-making within families.
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Linkages between staple crops research & poverty outcomes 

Linkages between staple crops research & poverty outcomes  | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

The ISPC's Science Forum 2016 from 12–14 April hosted a session on linkages between research on staple crops, such as roots, tubers and bananas.

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Webinar resources now available

Webinar resources now available | Gender & agriculture | Scoop.it

Entitled "Collecting sex-disaggregated agricultural data through surveys," this webinar was based on the research conducted by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Speakers provided definitions related to sex-disaggregated data and gender analysis, gave an overview of the role of gender in five broad research areas commonly addressed within CGIAR, and discussed the key issues to address when collecting and analyzing sex-disaggregated data. The webinar included presentations by two speakers followed by a Q&A session.

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