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GFAR

The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) brings together all those working to strengthen and transform agricultural research for development around the world. As part of this role, GFAR is working with New Agriculturist to showcase and raise awareness of important initiatives and their outcomes, to update and inspire others.

Research and innovation... Gender equity in agricultural research

Men and women often grow different crops, use different methods of cultivation, and make different use of the produce they grow. Therefore, men and women also have different concerns regarding improving crop yield or increasing its resistance to disease. From work to include women at the forefront of agricultural research and development, to women taking the lead in developing potato enterprises in Peru and fish farming in Bangladesh, GFAR draws attention to a number of examples of how organisations are helping to transform and strengthen agricultural innovation to more directly benefit women and enable effective access to knowledge, credit, inputs and other resources.

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Nourishing the world requires women at the forefront of agricultural research and development

Nourishing the world requires women at the forefront of agricultural research and development

If agriculture is to successfully address the problem of malnutrition, greater involvement of women in the research process is required. At AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center, women are being brought to the forefront of its research and development efforts.

Date published: January 2014

Small fish bring big benefits in Bangladesh

Small fish bring big benefits in Bangladesh

In Bangladeshi communities, women are often restricted to the home, but by involving men and women in the research and development process, a project to reduce malnutrition has laid the foundation for social change and the empowerment of women.

Date published: January 2014

Women take the lead in agricultural innovation in Peru

Women take the lead in agricultural innovation in Peru

To engage women in the commercialisation of native potato varieties in Peru, Papa Andina has been working to foster innovation, knowledge sharing and capacity development for men and women, and implement specific actions in response to gender challenges in the value chain.

Date published: January 2014

 

 

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