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Experts set minimum standards for gender equity in agricultural research for development

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Photo credit: CIAT/Neil Palmer. Last week, while leaders of CGIAR research program were meeting with donors and partners in Montpellier, France, to discuss progress and directions for their programs, gender specialists in agricultural research for development were also meeting in this Mediterranean coastal city. The gender experts came from the…

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ILRI postdoctoral scientist shares experiences in gender and livestock research

On 22–26 April 2013, the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) held an international workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa with the theme, “Strengthening the Delivery of Gender Equity Outcomes”. Elizabeth Waithanji, a postdoctoral scientist in gender and livestock at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), prepared a case study for the workshop based on … Continue reading

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Global food policy report calls for efforts to build evidence base on gender in agriculture

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched its 2012 Global Food Policy Report on 14 March 2013. This flagship report examines the major food policy developments during 2012 and covers various issues relating to global agricultural productivity, sustainable rural development and food security. The report features a chapter on women in agriculture titled “Closing … Continue reading

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Adapting the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index to include rights can improve assessment of empowerment

A strategy combining activities that will simultaneously enhance livelihood and rights capabilities of target beneficiaries of development interventions appears to be a most  effective way of empowering women. The strategy is also applicable for other marginalized groups. This strategy was the focus of discussions at a day-long workshop on integrating rights into livestock microcredit and … Continue reading

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Gender experts meet to develop strategies to integrate livelihoods and rights in women’s empowerment programs

On 25 February 2013, some 25 gender researchers, development practitioners and women’s rights advocates will meet at the Nairobi campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) for a day-long workshop to discuss practical ways of simultaneously integrating economic development and rights in programs aimed at empowering women. This integrated approach will improve the impacts … Continue reading