Welcome to the sixth edition of the FTA Gender Integration Team Newsletter: Focus on Gender.
With world leaders gathering in Paris to hammer out a new international climate agreement, the importance of the CGIAR’s gender research is more important than ever. It’s critical that those negotiations be informed by high-quality research that documents the many and diverse ways in which gender and the environment interact. That is why the work that all of you engage in – whether conducting gender research, funding it, or simply learning from it – is so important.
We are counting on your knowledge, information and experiences. Please feel free to share with us any gender and forests related 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.
By Anne M Larson, Principal Scientist on decentralisation, devolution and forest tenure rights at CIFOR
Top-down strategies won’t work for women or for climate mitigation
Climate mitigation strategies involving forests are likely to involve restrictions on forest access and conversion – and are thus as likely to affect women as well as men living in forest communities. Read more
Featured Project & Researcher
Project: Andean Landscapes, Local Knowledge, and Gender: Comparing Agroforestry Practices as Options for Adaptation to Climate Change from the Perspective of Smallholders in the Peruvian Andes
For a detailed description of the project, click here.
Researcher: Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Post-Doctoral Fellow, ICRAF “I am working with indigenous Quechua-speaking communities in the southern Peruvian Andes…“
To read the full interview with Mathez, click here.
Focus on Gender Research
This is a brief update on selected gender-related research that is ongoing within the CGIAR research programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA).
5 Capitals-Gender: A tool for monitoring and learning on gender-responsive value-chain development and related asset building at household and enterprise levels that brings together four CGIAR centres: Bioversity, CIAT, CIP, ICRAF
Gender and climate change: evidence and experienceA set of policy briefs that address pressing policy issues concerning gender and climate change by drawing on the experience of nine contributing partner organizations. To view the full brief package, click here.
Gender roles and land-use preferences – implications to landscape restoration in Southeast Asia. To download this book chapter, click here.
International Forestry Review: Special issue on Gender in Agroforestry.To download the full issue, click here.
Women and men in tropical dry forests: A preliminary review. For more information, click here.
The Balance of Power in Household Decision-Making: Encouraging News on Gender in Southern Sulawesi. To access this paper, click here.
Bioversity International’s gender research fellowship programme: results and ways forward. For more information, click here.
Tools & Resources
Click here to view a recording of the Webinar: Agricultural biodiversity, value chains and women’s empowerment held by FAO’s Technical Network on Sustainable Food Value Chain Development and Bioversity International.
The Landscape of gender research at CIFOR 2013 – current. A selection of published, to-be-published and ongoing research. To view the full brochure, click here.
Issue brief: The Mighty Shea: How gender matters for restoration. To download the brief, click here.
Issue brief: Bearing the fruits of action: Bioversity’s gender-responsive forestry research. To download the brief, click here.
All gender-related tools and manuals published by CIFOR are available here.
20 June – 1 July 2016, University of East Anglia,
United Kingdom. Short course on researching gender – methods and concepts. For details, click here.
5 & 6 December 2015, Paris, France. CIFOR hosted a Gender Pavilion at the Global Landscapes Forum. For details, click here.
12 & 13 October 2015, Delhi, India. Gender Sensitization: Concepts and Tools for Gender Analysis. To read a short report from this meeting, please click here.
This newsletter is meant to serve as a mechanism for knowledge sharing, especially on good practices and lessons learned with regard to gender in research and development. 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 Research Program on Forest, Trees and Agroforestry of the CGIAR.
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.