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Gender experts from across the CGIAR met in Montpellier in the week of 17 June, 2013 to explore how to bring a stronger gender focus across international research work in the CGIAR and its new Research-for-development Programmes (CRPs).The gender agenda features prominently in new...

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Posted on : 26/09/2013
Gender and change in the spotlight: Report of the 4th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Fishery changes, caused by modernization and mechanization, globalization and environmental disasters, shift the working spaces, continually destroy and create jobs and livelihoods, and bring greater overlaps in women’s and men’s roles in the household, factory and market place.

“Gender and fisheries studies, therefore, are increasingly addressing these changes and how...

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Posted on : 03/12/2013
Seeds of New Gender Dynamics

One of the challenges with the introduction of promising, new agricultural technologies is understanding at whose cost agriculture is made more productive and profitable (, and whether men and women benefit equitably.

 “Agricultural intensification and development are inextricably bound up in social and gendered processes,” says Johanna Bergman Lodin, who has spent years researching the...

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Posted on : 28/11/2013
Reducing the gender gap in access to ICT: some African initiatives towards change

In March of this year, the ITU and UNESCO-sponsored Broadband Commission for Digital Development met in Mexico City to endorse a new report coordinated by UNESCO, entitled ‘Technology, Broadband and...

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Posted on : 25/11/2013
Call for Articles - Gender equity in agricultural research
GFAR is seeking many new ways to spread the value of agricultural research and innovation of all kinds and how they are helping to address development challenges. GFAR has established a collaboration with New Agriculturist a widely read and well recognized online journal, to help share your stories about...
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Posted on : 25/11/2013
The First Global Conference on Women in Agriculture (GCWA) was held in New Delhi from 13- 15 March 2012 to address a critical gap identified in the GCARD Roadmap (2010): the neglect of...
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Posted on : 04/11/2013
Women in motion

Women play an important role in the global ricesector as both paid and unpaid family labor. Inmany parts of Asia, women contribute at least half of the total labor input in rice production, performing backbreaking tasks such as transplanting and weeding. After harvest, it is usually the women who take care of seed storage and processing of rice (drying, milling...

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Posted on : 03/11/2013
Prof MS Swaminathan: Walking our talk on gender in agriculture

In this video message, Prof. MS Swaminathan, Patron of the Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP), underlines the importance of working together for women`s rights in agriculture. He emphasizes that women are the managers of food security at the household level, they...

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Posted on : 21/10/2013
Gender transformative approaches and value chain development

Source: CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

The current widespread recognition of the importance of integrating gender into development is reflected in the growing prominence of gender strategies for research and development organizations, the emergence of compelling approaches for gender integration, and...

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Posted on : 16/10/2013
The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) held a successful side event during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held from7 to 11 October 2013. The meeting brought together gender experts and stakeholders from all areas of...
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Posted on : 15/10/2013


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