CGIAR Gender Platform: ‘Seeds of Change’ Annual Scientific Conference 2019


by CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research | April 22, 2019

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research, hosted by PIM, organized its first jointly convened scientific conference, with the University of Canberra and the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR),from April 2-4, 2019 in Canberra, Australia: Seeds of Change.

The conference gathered about 200 participants including university students and development practitioners, many based in the Asia and the South Pacific. High profile keynote speakers and leaders in the field were in attendance. This event was an interdisciplinary conference for researchers and practitioners in all fields of agriculture (including food/commodity/cash crops, subsistence/semi-subsistence sectors, supply chains, forestry, fisheries, and water management).

Participants from CGIAR and beyond are sharing their reflections on the conference in these interviews!

Conference themes:

  1. Gender, Agricultural Productivity and Rural Transformation

Conference outputs:

You can also find some additional links, outputs, information on the ACIAR gender portal:

From 2017 to 2019, PIM, as part of its Flagship 6, housed 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. 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).