Typologies of change: Gender integration in agriculture and food security research

A woman de-shells corn using a time-saving hand tool in Nepal.

Roshan Pudasaini, LI-BIRD 2017

Event date:
April 16, 2019
Location:
Webinar,
Time:
9:00am

Join us for a webinar exploring lessons from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund.

IDRC, in collaboration with the KIT Royal Tropical Institute and hosted by the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research, are presenting a special webinar on the typologies of gender integration in agriculture and food security research.  

Typologies of change: Making sense of gender integration in agriculture and food security research will present key findings from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) synthesis.

In 2017, IDRC commissioned KIT Royal Tropical Institute to carry out a gender synthesis of CIFSRF-funded projects. The goal was to clarify how gender can be integrated into agriculture research for development and how this can contribute to gender transformative change. 

KIT approached the synthesis by developing typologies from a bottom-up perspective. Categories of gender integration strategies and gender outcomes and their interrelationships were not predefined, rather they were built inductively from existing project data and used as building blocks for the gender synthesis’s analytical framework. This framework consisted of two gender typologies: one focused on integration and the other on outcomes.

The webinar discussants are:

Katrine Danielsen, Gender equality and social justice advisor at KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Franz Wong, Senior social development and gender equity advisor at KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Silvia Sarapura, Senior advisor at KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Jemimah Njuki, Senior program specialist at IDRC

Read KIT Royal Tropical Institute’s full report.  

About CIFSRF

The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) was a CA$124.5 million research for development program implemented from 2009-2018 by IDRC and Global Affairs Canada. CIFSRF projects were funded in 24 countries and involved 20 Canadian and 40 Southern partner organizations. The program aimed to improve food security and nutrition through applied, collaborative, results-oriented research that informs development practice.

Learn more about the fund’s achievements and impact.

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