Posts Tagged ‘theme_gender’

Exploring young Africans’ role and engagement in the rural economy

March 15, 2019

How do young rural Africans engage in the rural economy? How important is farming relative to non-farm activities for the income of young rural Africans? What social, spatial and policy factors explai …


Sustainable intensification practices build resilience in Bangladesh’s charlands

March 13, 2019

In Eachlirchar, an area of charland in Rangpur district, Bangladesh, the fate of the marginalized char community is arbitrarily determined by the course of nature. However, mother of three Anzuma Bega …


Is a world without hunger possible, asks Germany’s minister Gerd Müller during his visit to CIMMYT

March 13, 2019

On March 4, 2019, staff from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) welcomed Gerd Müller, Germany’s Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), for a short v …


Support groups open women’s access to farm technologies in northeast India

March 12, 2019

Self-help groups in Bihar, India, are putting thousands of rural women in touch with agricultural innovations, including mechanization and sustainable intensification, that save time, money, and criti …


Breaking Ground: Rahma Adam unleashes the agricultural productivity of Africa’s women and youth

March 11, 2019

Sociologist Rahma Adam believes there is one vital resource that remains untapped. One which, when unleashed, will not only increase food security but also boost livelihoods: the human capital of Afri …


Video: How gender equity and social inclusion are improving the lives of rural families in Africa

March 7, 2019

Women have the potential to be drivers of agricultural transformation in Africa, holding the key to improving their families’ livelihoods and food security. However, constraints such as lack of access …


Photo essay: Tribal women in India find value in maize cultivation

March 7, 2019

Improved maize hybrids, precision nutrient management techniques and improved weed management practices have helped the women increase their yields. This year the group harvested more than 3,300 kg fr …


International Women’s Day 2019: Women in seed systems in Africa

March 6, 2019

The maize seed sector in eastern and southern Africa is male-dominated. Most seed companies operating in the region are owned and run by men. Access to land and financial capital can often be a constr …


New publications: Gender and agricultural innovation in Oromia region, Ethiopia

February 27, 2019

Despite formal decentralization, agricultural services in Ethiopia are generally “top-down,” claim the authors of a recently published paper on gender and agricultural innovation. “Extension services, …


The missing seed market: Promoting improved seeds for women farmers

February 27, 2019

The “Gender-Responsive Approaches for the Promotion of Improved Maize Seed in Africa” guidebook, developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), explains how best to packag …


Meet the role models for the next generation of women and girls in science

February 8, 2019

Molero, Khanal and Abdul Fatah are helping pave the way for the next generation of female scientists. Whether working on crop physiology, nutrient management or food consumption patterns, their career …


CIMMYT celebrates AWARD’s ten years empowering African women in agricultural research

January 10, 2019

CIMMYT’s gender team joined African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) to celebrate its ten years of empowering women with essential skills and knowledge.


New publications: Does a climate-smart village approach influence gender equality in farming households?

November 21, 2018

South Asia faces multiple food security challenges, one of which being its extreme vulnerability to climate change. Millions living in the region are expected to be affected by water stress, yield los …


‘Merry-go-round’ groups spin Kenyan women farmers to success

October 22, 2018

This month’s report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change highlights worsening food shortages as one of the key impacts of global warming. Tackling the monumental challenges set …


New publications: Exploring the gendered rules shaping agricultural innovation

October 12, 2018

How do gender norms, agency and agricultural innovation interlink? How can we research this question comparatively to better understand patterns without overlooking the specificities of different cont …


The feminizing face of wheat farming in South Asia

October 12, 2018

In wheat systems throughout South Asia, the gender myth that “wheat is a man’s crop” is still pervasive. To debunk this myth, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is combattin …


New publications: What drives capacity to innovate?

September 27, 2018

Involving diverse segments of a target population in agricultural innovation interventions allows for more inclusive and equitable processes while stimulating local innovation and development outcomes …


Breaking Ground: Gemma Molero sheds light on wheat photosynthesis

July 18, 2018

Despite the rising interest in advanced methods to discover useful genes for breeding in crops like wheat, the role of crop physiology research is now more important than ever, according to Gemma Mole …


How women are unlocking the potential of maize in Mayurbhanj, India

July 5, 2018

In the tribal belt of Mayurbhanj, Odisha, maize cultivation is becoming increasingly popular. Thousands of acres of fallow upland areas are suitable for maize cultivation during the kharif (monsoon) s …


The most important award is the one farmers give: Bram Govaerts

May 25, 2018

Bram Govaerts with the members of the Río Fuerte Sur Farmer Association (AARFS) Management Committee. Photo: José Saucedo. On the 14th of May, the Río Fuerte Sur Farmers’ Association (Asociación de Ag …