Gender, agricultural growth, and rural transformation research in CGIAR


October 31, 2019

October 31 - November 1, 2019

International Food Policy Research Institute
1201 Eye St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 USA


The workshop “Gender, agricultural growth, and rural transformation research in CGIAR” held on October 31-November 1, 2019 at IFPRI was the third annual workshop on the topic organized by PIM’s Flagship 6: Gender Research and Coordination. The event brought together flagship collaborators from CIAT, ICARDA, IFPRI, Oxford University, and Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), as well as colleagues from other PIM research flagships.

The agenda was designed to take stock of what has been learned, which questions are still to be answered, and how this all fits into the bigger research portfolio of the PIM program.

Participants had an opportunity to share their recent research findings and receive feedback from their peers, as well as discuss new ideas for future research.

The discussion at the workshop covered a wide swathe of topics and countries (from Myanmar, to Morocco, to Colombia). These included, for example, women’s integration into value chains, improvements in women’s working conditions, gender disparities in wage work, and women’s activities along the value chain. Presentations also covered methods for measuring women’s empowerment, women’s involvement in decision-making, the impact of cash transfers and behavior change communication on intimate partner violence, and how perceptions of poverty influence gender attitudes.

Part of the workshop was dedicated to the future research needs and plans. This, in particular, included a discussion of the next steps on the upcoming synthesis of what we have learned about gender in agriculture and natural resource management, a work led by PIM with contributions from all CGIAR Centers and Programs.


Photo: M. Yousuf Tushar / WorldFish