Transforming gender norms in agriculture for greater development impact

27 June, 2014 by (comments)

The CGIAR has embarked on a global study of gender norms to increase the development impact of its research programs. The study intends to further our understanding of influential gender dynamics, so that programs can be better targeted and innovations better designed. Women represent 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force. Yet, unequal social relations and “gender norms” tendRead More …

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IFAD and CIAT: Taking the fast track to development impact

14 August, 2013 by (comments)

A new chapter in CIAT’s partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has begun, as the result of a visit to Center headquarters in Colombia by IFAD President Kanayo Nwanze, heading a high-level Fund delegation. The visit formed part of a wider mission to Colombia and Peru. Coming on the eve of CIAT’s Annual Program Review, theRead More …

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Bean impact: making sense of 16%

12 July, 2013 by (comments)

Having had the chance to witness the spread of better beans in East Africa it was great to hear that the, well, bean counters had been sent in to do a formal impact assessment. The results will form part a series of studies known as the Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA). But at first glance,Read More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Beans @en

Impact of CIAT’s cassava research

15 May, 2012 by (comments)

Since CIAT’s establishment 45 years ago, its scientists have built up an extraordinary record of science, by researching and generating technologies, crop management practices, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to improve their crop production systems, increase their incomes and sustainably manage natural resources. In recent days, we released the first post about the Impacts of CIAT’sRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Cassava @en, Crop diversity, Crops @en, Regions