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Testing and refining the FAO ‘Gender and Rural Advisory Services Assessment Tool’
Rural Advisory Services (RAS) can help women and men farmers to increase their yields, connect with markets, and take advantage of agripreneurship opportunities. Yet, globally, women have less access to RAS than men, and the information, technologies and services provided tend to be less relevant to the needs of female farmers.
CRISP recently conducted a case study to validate, implement and improve the FAO ‘Gender and Rural Advisory Services Assessment Tool’. The tool provides a means for systematic, holistic program assessment, and the results of the assessments will be used in the development of capacity development and policy support materials to facilitate the uptake of gender-sensitive good practices in rural advisory services programs.
Scoping study on mainstreaming gender and social inclusion in wheat research in Indo-Gangetic Plains for CIMMYT (International Centre for Wheat and Maize)
CRISP in partnership with the Glasgow Caledonian University recently completed a scoping study for WHEAT‐CRP on "Integration of Gender and Social Equity in R4Don Wheat-Based Systems in South Asia" for CIMMYT (International Centre for Wheat and Maize). The key research questions explored by the scoping study were as follows.
How are gender and social equity issues around agricultural research are currently being addressed in South Asia?
How can gender and social equity issues be tackled in future wheat research in South Asia?