For the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), a program with a key focus on policies, institutions and governance, gender inequalities present structural barriers to the change that is needed to support sustainable and equitable development solutions in landscapes. This is why concern for gender equality is truly integrated into FTA. In addition to conducting research specifically on gender and on womenâs and menâs empowerment, FTA mainstreams gender throughout its research portfolio, aiming to make transformative change on multiple scales, from community to global levels.
As a means to inform about our research, FTA has until now used two separate newsletters â the regular FTA newsletter and the âFocus on Genderâ newsletter, each with different registration lists. To mark the full integration of gender into our research program, we will from now on unite the two.
In the new unified series, a special gender edition of the FTA newsletter will be published periodically to draw out some of the distinctive gender work conducted within FTA, while all other editions will also strive to feature gender content.
Integrating the two newsletters into one unique series will help to increase the awareness of the broader FTA readership on gender issues. And for those specifically interested in gender, we believe there is value in being informed about the wider research FTA is doing to foster more sustainable and equitable forest and agroforest landscapes.
This project analyzes the conditions under which womenâs participation in community-level groups may influence their capacities to access and implement information on the use of trees on farms, in a territory distinguished by high climatic risk in north-central Nicaragua. The research is carried out through collaborations with CATIE and ICRAF researchers based in Costa Rica and in Nicaragua. Please see here for the full text.
Sustainable management of natural forest resources requires engaging a diversity of stakeholders who use, manage and benefit from these resources. At the same time, control, access and use of these resources is influenced by gender.
See for the full blog here
See for the special issue on gender-responsive participatory forestry research here
CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) gender scientist Bimbika Sijapati Basnett from the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) recently gave a speech during the Swedish royal visit to Indonesia.
See the entire blog here
We speak to Dr. Bimbika Sijapati-Basnett, a Scientist and Gender Coordinator at CIFOR, to discuss what needs to be done to improve gender equality throughout the oil palm value chain and certification process. Listen to the podcast here
AGRI4D Conference by the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initative
20th and 21st of September in Uppsala, Sweden.
Bimbika Sijapati Basnett will present.
This newsletter 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 Research Program on Forest, Trees and Agroforestry of the CGIAR.
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The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is the worldâs 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.