Attention to reducing gender disparities in agriculture has reemerged as a critical component of agricultural programs in recent years in response to the world food price crisis of 2007-2008. Those events highlighted how the persistence of gender disparities in access to productive assets place women agriculturalists in difficult and precarious positions. Research, including new studies as well as that conducted by the CRSPs years ago, on women’s and men’s roles in agriculture production and marketing, women’s contributions to food security and household nutrition, participatory varietal selection, and other topics are gaining new traction.

In line with Feed the Future principles, Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research and earlier CRSPs have recently multiplied their efforts to reduce gender inequalities that constrain agricultural development. By integrating closer attention to gender issues, Innovation Lab activities:

  • help to identify and reduce institutional barriers to gender equality;
  • include women in their degree programs and short-term trainings;
  • conduct research on problems faced by women as producers, processors, and traders; and,
  • increase women’s incomes and access to assets.


Gendered implications for agricultural labor in the mid-hills of Nepal with the introduction of conservation agriculture practices

Powerpoint presentation. ABSTRACT: The effect of gender-based labor on the success of agricultural development interventions is largely understudied. In this research, the gender distribution of labor […]

  • Date of Publication: 2013
  • Author(s): J. Halbrendt; B. Reed; T. Radovich; B.B. Tamang
  • Type of Document: Media

Using qualitative GIS to explore gendered dimensions for CAPS in the Philippines: A mixed methods approach

Powerpoint presentation. Description: This presentation discusses the fieldwork and findings of a research-for-development project in the Philippines regarding gendered soil knowledge, access to resources, and agricultural […]

  • Date of Publication: 2013
  • Author(s): M. Harman; M. E. Christie; I. Bagares; A. Mercado; V. Ella; M. Reyes
  • Type of Document: Media

Gender in conservation agriculture: Results of fieldwork Claveria, Misamis Oriental, July-August 2012

Powerpoint presentation. Description: This presentation discusses the findings of fieldwork conducted in July-August in Claveria, Misamis Oriental, Philippines for the Gender CCRA of SANREM CRSP. Specifically, […]

  • Date of Publication: 2013
  • Author(s): M. Harman; M. E. Christie
  • Type of Document: Media

The Nexus of Gender and Nutrition: A Literature Review

Abstract: At a LCC CRSP 2012 workshop in Senegal, workshop participants mentioned the need to know more about the interactions of gender and nutrition within the […]

  • Date of Publication: December 2012
  • Author(s): Alyson Young; Sarah Lindley McKune; Sandra Russo; Therese D'Auria Ryley; Astou Diao Camaro
  • Type of Document: Scholarly Article

Report for Livestock Climate Change CRSP: Gender Analyses of the LCC CRSP Portfolio

Abstract: LCC CRSP gender adviser Dr. Sandra Russo (Univ. of Florida) reviewed the Feed the Future country plans of LCC CRSP focus countries and assessed current […]

  • Date of Publication: November 2012
  • Author(s): Sandra L. Russo
  • Type of Document: Project Document

Improving Gender Equity in Aquaculture Education and Training: 30 years of Experiences in the Pond Dynamics/Aquaculture, Aquaculture, and AquaFish Collaborative Research Support Programs

Abstract: The AquaFish Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) is dedicated to improving gender equality in the aquaculture and fisheries sectors and in the CRSP by creating […]

  • Date of Publication: 2012/07/05
  • Author(s): Hillary Egna; Lisa Reifke; Nancy Gitonga
  • Type of Document: Scholarly Article

Capacity building: Gender workshops in the IPM CRSP

Powerpoint presentation.

  • Date of Publication: March 2012
  • Author(s): Maria Elisa Christie
  • Type of Document: Media

BASIS Brief 2012-03: The Effects of Shocks, Gender and Culture on Asset Accumulation

Highlights the methodology and impact of BASIS CRSP research.

  • Date of Publication: February 2012
  • Author(s): Agnes R. Quisumbing; Neha Kumar; Julia A. Berman
  • Type of Document: Research Brief

Harnessing Science to “Feed the Future”

This resource highlights how the CRSPs are addressing the Goals of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, by overcoming gender […]

  • Date of Publication: 2012
  • Author(s): The CRSP Digest Project
  • Type of Document: Impact/Success Story



Political Ecology and Feminist Political Ecology Annotated Bibliography: CCRA-7

This is an updated annotated bibliography of political ecology and feminist political ecology articles created for the Gender CCRA-7 Gendered Perspectives for Conservation Agriculture: Local soil […]

  • Date of Publication: 2012
  • Author(s): K. Agriesti
  • Type of Document: Scholarly Article