Prioritizing women towards equitable access to agricultural enterprise

We prioritize research that enhances women’s access to land, water, seeds, credit, knowledge, and innovation, and we empower women through capacity development that facilitates their role as leaders and active agents of change. We also help them engage in more lucrative economic activities through agricultural diversification, intensification, and value addition.

In addition, we advocate for improvements in wages and working conditions and the eradication of gender-based inequality. We also investigate promising formal and informal institutional arrangements that enhance women’s voice and power in dry area communities, and we promote proven technologies that reduce agriculture-related drudgery.

The African Development Bank-funded Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation Wheat Compact (TAAT) project expansion in Ethiopia and Sudan, the fantastic Crop Science Society of America Award for outstanding paper, and our work on wheat in fragile states and territories, can all be found on our highlights page. Our crop breeding teams are also working alongside other CGIAR Center research teams to develop the new initiatives that will define future approaches to wheat breeding across the globe under the One CGIAR reformulation. Other 2020 developments in wheat include:


Integrating gender in the use of Conservation Agriculture for Crop and Livestock System (CLCA)