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Despite decades of agricultural research and development efforts, the challenges of poverty and hunger persist. Experts now recognize that effectively integrating gender issues in such projects will help to improve food security, wellbeing and equity.   WorldFish, the organization leading the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS), hosted a group of renowned...
Presented by Doug Beare at the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystems (BBLME) Project, Regional Policy Workshop, held from the 2nd of to the 5th of October, 2012.   Linking research and policy in fisheries and aquaculture: recommendations from WorldFish from WorldFish  
  Last week, the Building Coalitions, Creating Change workshop brought together donors, researchers and practitioners on gender and development to discuss a gender transformative approach to agricultural research in development (a recent Expiscor blog post explains this idea in more detail). The workshop was a major step forward, with participants giving us the benefit of their...
In a previous Expiscor blog post WorldFish Director General Stephen Hall laid out the rationale for adopting a gender transformative approach that goes beyond just considering the symptoms of gender disparity, and addresses the social norms and attitudes that lie behind them. The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems has placed a transformative approach at the heart of its...
Rachel Kyte, Chair of the CGIAR Fund Council and World Bank Vice Presicent of Sustainable Development, sends a video message to the Building Coalitions, Creating Change workshop to highlight gender disparities in agricultural development. "Globally, only 10-20% of land owners are women, and in many countries that number is even lower. Female farmers tend to have smaller plots with poorer soils...
I believe a gender transformative approach is key if WorldFish is to achieve the development impacts it is looking for – but what is it and how will it affect our organizational culture?   I was recently asked by a member of WorldFish staff if I would share on film why we have placed a gender transformative approach at the center of our efforts to achieve development impact. Of course, that...
Despite decades of agricultural research and development efforts, the challenges of poverty and hunger persist. There is a growing recognition that integrating gender issues effectively in such efforts will help to improve food security, wellbeing and equity.   Effective gender integration requires actions that foster gender equality in access to resources, and that help communities to...
The Director General of WorldFish, Steve Hall and Patrick Dugan, Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems share a candid conversation on gender research.     Related links: Gender research workshop - Building Coalitions, Creating Change
The CPWF Ganges Basin Development Challenge Program’s first gender training session proved to be an enlightening experience for the 13 participants in Dhaka, Bangladesh   Held on 11 - 12 September, the training session featured plenty of interactive discussions and debates, as participants from G1 to G5 related the concepts and issues to their own personal lives, and the people they work...

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