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Gender in Agriculture Partnership Special Issue: Gender in GCARD3

The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) has released a Special Issue of the GAP Newsletter on the occasion of the third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3), Johannesburg, 5-8 April 2016, considering the question, Why are Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment critical to strengthen Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages? Read the newsletter here.


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Event (DC): Engendering Agricultural Research

IFPRI is pleased to announce a joint seminar with the World Bank and IFAD titled
“Engendering Agricultural Research”
Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Ph.D.Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

Thursday, April 29th 2010
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Conference Room 5A – 5th floor
2033 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
** Brown Bag Format **
RSVP to B.Pereira@cgiar.org

Abstract: In this seminar Ruth Meinzen-Dick will present on a paper written for and presented at the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development in Montpelier France (March 2010). This paper makes a case for gender equity in the agricultural R&D system. It reviews the evidence on exactly why it is important to pay attention to gender issues in agriculture and why it is necessary to recognize women’s distinct food-security roles throughout the entire value chain—for both food and nonfood crops, marketed and non-marketed commodities. The authors examine whether women are factored into the work of research institutions, and whether research institutions effectively focus on women’s needs. In short, are these institutions conducting research by and for women? The paper’s conceptual framework demonstrates the need to integrate gender into setting agricultural priorities; conducting the research itself; designing, implementing, and adopting extension services; and evaluating their impacts. It concludes with recommendations regarding how to make these suggested changes.

For a copy of the paper contact J.Behrman@cgiar.org

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Multimedia: Videos from Global Conference on Ag. Research for Development

Mary Mtoola is an urban farmer, living and working in Kibera, the second largest slum area in Africa.

Mosammat Morzina Begum and her husband Mohammad Afsar Ali are rural farmers in the district of Bogra, Bangladesh.

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Resource: ‘Engendering Agricultural Reseach’ GCARD presentation

At the Global Conferences on Agricultural Research for Development (G CARD) in Montpelier France, IFPRI’s Ruth Meinzen Dick presented on ‘Engendering Agricultural Research’ a paper co-written by Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, Julia Behrman, Patricia Biermayr-Jenzano, Vicki Wilde, Marco Noordeloos, Catherine Ragasa & Nienke Beintema

To see this GCARD Engendering Agricultural Research power point presentation

For a copy of the paper contact J.Behrman@cgiar.org

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Multimedia: Beautiful Photo Presentation on Women in Agriculture

The Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) will be held in Montpellier France at the end of this month.  For a session at this conference, IFPRI, CG Gender & Diversity and several partner organizations created a slide show that visually illustrates the many roles women around the world play in agriculture.

GCARD Photo Presentation

Or check out the presentation on the IFPRI Gender Slide Share Account