Welcome to the fourth edition of the FTA Gender Integration Team Newsletter: Focus on Gender.
This newsletter, which is published three times each year, is meant to serve as a mechanism for knowledge sharing, especially on good practices and lessons learned. It is a product of the collaboration between the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bioversity International, and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) as part of the CGIAR’s Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.
Your knowledge, information and experiences are important to us. We invite you to share with us any gender-focused resources, tools or information you may have. Your comments and feedback on the newsletter are welcome and encouraged. To get in touch, please email Ana Maria Paez Valencia at ICRAF.
By Dr. Margaret Kroma, Assistant Director General for Parternships & Impact, World Agroforestry Centre
Rural and smallholder women face tremendous obstacles in agricultural production and strategically participating in crop value chains. But removing obstacles alone, or increasing women’s participation in tree product value chains is not enough if the ultimate goal is women’s transformation and empowerment. Read more.
This is a brief update on selected gender-related research that is ongoing within FTA.
Understanding the dynamics of decision making in communities with high temporary migration; and Understanding gender, space and security In Indonesia (contact: Delia Catacutan)
Gender-specific appreciation of landscape multi-functionality – A study conducted in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Uganda, Malawi and Cameroon (contact: Delia Catacutan)
19 – 24 January 2015, Los Baños, Philippines. CGIAR Gender Network meeting. For a report of the meeting, please click here.
CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry
The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is the world’s largest research for development program to enhance the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development and food security and to address climate change. CIFOR leads FTA in partnership with Bioversity International, CATIE, CIRAD, ICRAF, INBAR and TBI.