The Role of Gender in Agricultural Development.

Poats outlines the history of Gender issues in the CGIAR centers, and thereby a history of gender issues in larger agricultural research. This article argues that gender issues are critical to the success of CGIAR research, and as a result the CGIAR was calling for increased gender awareness in its programming. Nevertheless, Poats notes that the culture of many research institutions highlights the necessity of gender-based interventions, but does not support those interventions. This culture, according to Poats, ‰ÛÏreflects deep seated values that have made it difficult for agricultural research with relevant technology to reach low-resource or small farmers, much less to speak of a gender perspective in technology development.‰Û

Poats, S. V. 1991. The Role of Gender in Agricultural Development. Washington, D.C.: Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
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