Gender book launch: A significant shift in the drive towards gender equality
The past decade has seen a renewed and more comprehensive interest in gender equality and women’s empowerment in agricultural development. This drive has created a unique opportunity to advance gender equality and institutionalize gender research within agricultural research for development (AR4D) organizations. A new book, “Advancing Gender Equality through Agricultural and Environmental Research: Past, Present, and Future,” has been released as part of this overall drive and the growing body of evidence and ideas generated.
The book highlights the over 30 years of history and wealth of gender knowledge by over 55 gender researchers from CGIAR and partners, including IITA. The book will help discover how agricultural and environmental research and development contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment. For CGIAR, this is an opportune moment to take stock of progress and articulate a forward-looking agenda for future gender research with gender equality and women’s empowerment at the center.