Feed the Future
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Gender Considerations in Peanuts Webinar

Event Date: 
Jul 24, 2018
11:00 am EDT
Online Event
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut


Peanut often is referred to as a "woman's crop" in many parts of the world, but that has different implications in different places. In this webinar, experts will discuss how gender impacts production, processing and marketing decisions that smallholder farmers face, as well as how professionals who work in agricultural research and development can take gender into consideration to ask pertinent questions, craft effective strategies and effectively communicate knowledge. The discussion is for people who work in argicultural disciplines related to legumes or who work specifically in gender issues.

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanuts is in the process of selecting and refining research projects in four areas – variety development, value-chain improvements, nutrition and gender & youth. Gender is a cross-cutting issue in all these areas.

Webinar speakers include:

Carol Tyroler

Tyroler is a gender and women’s equality expert with over three decades work in research and analysis, project planning, design, management, implementation, and strategy development of multi-country/multiyear projects focused on women’s economic advancement, livelihoods, food security and poverty alleviation. She wrote the paper “Gender Considerations for Researchers Working in Groundnuts” for USAID.

Helga Recke

Recke co-founded African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), a career development program for top African women scientists. She began working in Kenya in 1992, and joined the CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program in 2004, working to secure funding and implement fellowship programs to fast-track the careers of African women agricultural scientists. She currently is part of Cornell University College for Agriculture and Life Sciences’ program AWARE (Advancing Women in Agriculture through Research and Education) and is a member of the Peanut Innovation Lab’s External Advisory Panel.

Jessica Marter-Kenyon

Currently living in Rwanda, Marter-Kenyon will join the Peanut Innovation Lab in a gender specialist role this fall. She soon will complete a PhD in geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she has focused her research on the human dimensions of global change (particularly around issues of climate change and human migration/ resettlement), development studies, complex systems and computational human geography.

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