NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Women’s land rights are key in poverty reduction – but more needs to be done to link the two

In honor of International Rural Women's day on October 15, 2017, IFPRI's Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, and Sophie Theis wrote a blog post for Place. In the blog, they discuss why women's land rights are essential to poverty reduction. You can read the full blog post here.

NET RESOURCES: CGIAR Campaign for International Day of Rural Women

IFPRI is one research center member of CGIAR, a global partnership for research on agriculture and development. The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research celebrated the International Day of Rural Women (IDRW) October 15th by launching a campaign illustrating how CGIAR gender research contributes to improved livelihoods for rural women. In the campaign, eleven CGIAR gender scientists reflect on research, strategies and >> Read more

EVENT: Webinar for Gender Roles in Water Scarcity-induced Migration

Please register before 16 October by sending an e-mail to l.thuy@unesco.org providing your name, surname and affiliation. The GEF recognizes gender equality as an important goal in the context of its projects. Based on this, IW:LEARN has included in its fourth cycle a gender sub-component “Promotion of Gender Mainstreaming in the GEF IW Portfolio”, with the scope of achieving >> Read more

WEB RESOURCE: Land Rights Teaching Materials from Landesa

Landesa is pleased to share a new resource on land rights in the context of business and human rights. The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights (LCWLR) and Landesa’s Corporate Engagement staff recently co-produced a Land Rights Teaching Note and Teaching Resources as part of the Teaching Business and Human Rights Handbook (BHRHandbook.org) and Forum >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Gender Dimensions on Farmers’ Preferences for Direct-Seeded Rice with Drum Seeder in India

This study measures the willingness of male and female farmers to pay for climate-smart technology in rice. Rice is the most important crop in India in terms of area, production, and consumption. It is also the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions among all crops. Direct-seeded rice (DSR) with drum seeder, a climate-smart technology, requires >> Read more

RESOURCE: Special Issue on Masculinities in Water Governance

CGIAR's Water, Land, and and Ecosystems supported the development of a special issue of Engineering Studies that focused on masculinities in water governance. You can access WLE's articles, and those from other contributors, here.

Global Donor Platform for Rural Development’s new report on women’s economic empowerment in agribusiness

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development recently released a new report, "Women's Economic Empowerment and Agribusiness: Opportunities for the Gender Transformative". The report was created to understand to what extent donor-supported agribusiness programs engage with the gender transformative agenda. The report also identifies lessons learned from existing approaches and proposes areas for future donor >> Read more

RESOURCE: Land Portal Foundation launches a country portfolio on Rwanda

Rwanda has made significant strides in rehabilitating its land governance system following colonialism, civil war, and genocide. The Land Portal Foundation has launched a portfolio on Rwanda to highlight the country's history and development. The portfolio includes several datasets from organizations including the FAO, World Bank, Transparency International, LandMark and more. Visitors can access data visualization >> Read more

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research Newsletter June 2017

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research has a new quarterly newsletter! The newsletter features highlights of gender research across CGIAR, links to selected publications, reports about the webinars organized by the Platform, and upcoming events. In the June 2017 issue, Hazel Malapit from the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and >> Read more

Data2X Gender Resources

Great resources on gender data and measurement issues from Data2X, including a new paper on measuring women's subjective economic empowerment by IFPRI authors