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Although the imperative of research for impact has existed for some time, neither action research, nor social learning, nor transdisciplinarity offer easy recipes for how to practically pursue it. Learning in CARIAA has offered insight into effective ways of
pursuing research for impact....

Why do gender inequalities persist in the labor market, even as gender gaps in school enrolment and educational attainment narrow? GrOW supported research sheds light on the complex dynamics that shape women's employment choices and opportunities.

Does economic growth benefit women and men equally? If not, how can gender inequalities be addressed? And the other way around, can gender equality promote economic growth? What win-win solutions exist, promoting gender equality and economic growth simultaneously?

The main challenges facing extension services and the use of ICT is the limited budget and the diversity of farmers with respect to farming systems, literacy and age. Moreover, some areas lack the tools to use ICT (such as connectivity, computers and smart phones), hence the role of extension...

Local business solutions are combating vitamin A deficiency and spurring economic growth in rural areas.
New farming ventures are improving incomes, health, and family cohesion in Cambodia.