Gender Blog

Women and youth in pulse value chains: opportunities for inclusion of smallholders

This blog post was first published on IYP2016.orgĀ  Author: Esther Njuguna-Mungai, Gender Research Scientist, CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes The 2016 International Year of Pulses has brought global attention to the important roles that pulses play in food, environment, and livelihood systems around the world. Smallholder farmers grow a significant portion of pulse crops and 67% of global pulse production happens in Africa and Asia. Through different value chains, pulses are moved from areas of production to areas of…

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Breeding shibras for women farmers?

Blog post by Dr Wenda K Bauchspies, Senior Scientist – Gender Research, CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals at ICRISAT-Mali In May 2014 ICRISAT launched its first ever “Gender Forum” that has now become a monthly event. In September, ICRISAT Gender Forum was hosted in Niamey and highlighted work in Dryland Cereals. There were three short presentations from scientists based at ICRISAT-Niamey that illustrated the numerous ways in which gender can offer new questions to enrich, broaden, and strengthen research…

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The CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals (Dryland Cereals) is a partnership between two members of the CGIAR Consortium – ICRISAT (lead center), and ICARDA, along with a number of public and private institutes and organizations, governments, and farmers globally.
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