June 10, 2021, 9:00-10:30 AM EDT
This PIM webinar presents the findings from five projects that comprised a set of PIM grants on Feminization of Agriculture: Building evidence to debunk myths on current challenges and opportunities. Research teams from across CGIAR worked since 2018 to explore the dynamics and impacts of migration, including male-outmigration, on gender relations in agriculture and natural resource domains.
Migration is an important aspect of the feminization of agriculture. The prevailing narrative on migration is that men are leaving rural areas in search of more lucrative opportunities, while women are “left behind” to farm. The assumptions are that farming continues as usual after men migrate, and that migration is linear and increasing over time. Findings of the studies that will be presented during this webinar challenge and nuance this narrative.
Introduction: Rhiannon Pyburn, NL-CGIAR Senior Expert with PIM Gender and Senior Advisor, KIT Royal Tropical Institute; Leader of Collaborative Gender Research cluster in the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).
Discussant: Cheryl Doss, Associate Professor and Senior Departmental Lecturer in development economics at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, and leader of the Cross-Cutting Gender Research and Coordination flagship in PIM.
Moderator: Frank Place, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).
Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR