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  • Reaching Rural Women

    This research was undertaken for the Sustainable Resilient Farming Systems Intensification (SRFSI) project.   The diagnosis of the agricultural innovation systems (AIS) in the 8 pilot districts revealed the presence of a wide range of actors who can potentially support outscaling (horizontal spread of new knowledge being applied) and upscaling (institutional and policy changes that create...

  • An assessment of Extension/ Advisory Methods to Reach Rural Women in India and Bangladesh

    This study undertaken in collaboration with the Glasgow Caledonian University was commissioned by the MEAS (Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services) Programme. This study was based on a meta-comparison of existing extension engagement methods and its evidence of impact on women. Five case studies were conducted in India to provide evidence of some of the extension...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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