May 15, 2012
Here is the new career opportunity for a social scientist interested in gender and development issues in maize and wheat systems in the developing regions. We are looking for an applied social scientist with relevant skills in gender analysis for in-depth understanding of gender and development issues and developing solutions working with a multidisciplinary team of scientists. The main research areas where gender will be a cross-cutting theme include:
- Analysis of the drivers of change and options for agricultural productivity growth, food security and sustainable intensification in cereal based systems.
- Improving the understanding of farmers’ economic incentives and adoption constraints under different agro-ecological and socioeconomic settings.
- Improving the understanding of intra-household decision making processes and their impacts on the gender-specific welfare of individuals in farming households.
- Analysis of gender-differentiated technology adoption pathways and their impacts on poverty and food security for targeting technology and policy interventions.
- Developing institutional innovations for enhancing gender-equitable access to and use of promising technologies, inputs and output markets for income growth and food security.
- Policy options for supporting the development and diffusion of climate smart and sustainable agriculture for enhancing adaptation and reducing vulnerability to climate change in maize and wheat systems.
The successful candidate will work in any of these areas supporting CRP Maize, CRP Wheat, and other projects (e.g. Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa). Attached is the detailed job advert and appreciate your assistance in sharing this widely within your networks and encouraging potential candidates to apply.
Also available at http://www.cimmyt.org/en/about-us/job-opportunities
October 29, 2010
An ILRI workshop on Gender and Market-oriented Agriculture is scheduled from January 31st to February 2nd in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop’s objectives are:
1)To bring together researchers, practitioners, private sector and donors that have been working on efforts to promote market oriented agriculture in which gender is an integral component, to share lessons
2) To synthesize lessons on what works in integrating gender and promoting women to participate in and benefit from agricultural markets
3) To collate empirical evidence of the poverty, equity, food security and nutritional impacts of market-oriented agriculture
4) To begin to build a new paradigm for market-oriented research and funding that serves the interests of women
Deadline for registration: November 15, 2010
July 21, 2010
INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT POST-DOCTORAL SCIENTIST-GENDER AND LIVESTOCK REF: PD/GL/07/10
The globally-networked International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) helps to reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation by enhancing animal agriculture in developing countries. ILRI positions its work at the dynamic interface of poverty alleviation and sustainable livestock livelihoods. Our staff works in partnerships and alliances with diverse organisations in developed and developing countries, including some of the finest universities and research institutes in the world. ILRI’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Staff members are also based in 7 partner institutions in other parts of Africa, in Asia and in Latin America. We employ more than 700 staff from about 40 countries and are one of 15 centres around the world sponsored by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
ILRI seeks to recruit a postdoctoral scientist within its Poverty and Gender Group. The goal of the position will be to conduct and publish research on gender and assets including livestock and develop strategies for integrating gender and gender analysis in ILRI’s projects and programmes. Read the rest of this entry »
April 20, 2010
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Postdoctoral Special Assistant to the Director General for a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. Under the direct supervision of the Director General and in close collaboration with division directors, administrative managers, communications managers, and other staff as appropriate, the Special Assistant will assist the Director General by conducting analyses and syntheses on food, agriculture and nutrition policy issues. This position based at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, DC
For more information
Deadline: May 19, 2010
April 13, 2010
Three inspiring stories from AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research & Development) Fellows, showcasing agricultural innovations serving rural women in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information about the AWARD Fellowship, please visit: http://www.awardfellowships.org/
A video about the AWARD program featuring a visit from Hilary Clinton and Tom Vilsack
April 8, 2010
Authors: Nienke Beintema and Federica Di Marcantonio
This report presents the results of an in-depth benchmarking survey on gender-disaggregated capacity indicators, covering 125 agricultural research and higher education agencies in 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is the first study of its kind to present detailed human resources data on female participation in agricultural science, the main findings of which include the following:
- Total capacity in terms of the professional staff employed at the agricultural research and higher education agencies included in this study increased by 20 percent between 2000/01 and 2007/08, and women constituted almost half of this capacity increase. The female population of professional staff grew by eight percent per year on average, which is four times higher than the comparable rate of increase for the male population, indicating that the gender gap in African agricultural sciences is closing.
- The proportion of female professional staff employed at the sample agricultural research and higher education agencies increased from 18 percent in 2000/01 to 24 percent in 2007/08, but fewer women have advanced degrees compared to their male colleagues. In 2007/08, for example, 27 percent of the sample’s professional women held PhD degrees compared with 37 percent of the sample’s professional men.
- Levels of female participation in agricultural research and higher education among the sample agencies were particularly low in Ethiopia (6 percent), Togo (9 percent), Niger (10 percent), and Burkina Faso (12 percent). Shares of female professional staff were much higher in South Africa, Mozambique, and Botswana (32, 35, and 41 percent, respectively).
- The female share of students enrolled in higher agricultural education was higher than the female shares of professional staff employed at the agricultural research and higher education agencies in most cases, but a significant proportion of the female students concerned were undertaking only BSc-level studies (83 percent).
To read the report in full
March 30, 2010
Featuring information on the CGIAR’s Gender & Diversity African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program.