Progress toward gender equality enhances inclusion and promotes effective development. PIM’s cross-cutting gender research focuses on three main areas: developing tools and methods to further our understanding of women’s empowerment and women’s access to and control over resources; understanding the complex process of joint-decision making in agricultural production decisions and how that affects production outcomes; and understanding how different drivers of the agricultural transformation process affect gendered roles in agriculture and the corresponding challenges and opportunities for development strategies.
In 2017-2019, Flagship 6 hosted the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research which aimed to increase the visibility and impact of gender research undertaken across the CGIAR. The Platform supported priority setting for gender research, strategic partnerships, capacity development, and collaboration between and among CGIAR programs, Centers, and partners. It coordinated research on various topics, including gender dynamics in seed systems, gender and value chains, and the “feminization” of agriculture, and initiated a forward-looking review of the CGIAR contributions on gender and aqua/agriculture and natural resource management (to be completed in 2020). In January 2020, the Platform, now named GENDER (Generating Evidence and New Directions for Equitable Results), transitioned to its new stage under the leadership of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
While the work of Flagship 6 has global applications, PIM’s cross-cutting gender research is more specifically focused on Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda.
Crimi, Gabriella. 2018. PIM gender research: 2017 in review. Washington, DC: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).
Standards for Collecting Sex-Disaggregated Data for Gender Analysis: A Guide for CGIAR Researchers
Cluster 6.1: Gender, Agricultural Productivity, and Rural Transformation
Cluster 6.2: Collaborative Gender Research
Cheryl Doss (Oxford University)
Flagship 6 leader
Katrina Kosec (IFPRI)
Cluster 6.1 leader
Rhiannon Pyburn (KIT)
Cluster 6.2 leader
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