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Thursday Seminar

Thursday, March 09, 2017, 01:15pm - 02:15pm


March 9, 2017
1:15pm-2:15pm, Havener Auditorium, IRRI

"Gender Research in the Rice Sector of Latin America"
Author: Jennifer Twyman, Gender Research Leader, CIAT

This presentation will give an overview of the gender research that has been conducted in Latin America by CIAT gender researchers in the last 3 years. Much of the research focuses on documenting women's contributions to rice production and how gender norms limit our recognition of women's contributions. Three broad areas of women's participation are considered: decision-making, labor, and control of resources/assets. Other research explores how women's participation in decision-making is related to the adoption of modern rice varieties (Ecuador); examines indicators of women's empowerment in the rice sector (Bolivia); and investigates men's and women's preferences for water management practices such as alternate wetting and drying (AWD, Colombia). After describing these examples, the presentation will conclude with a discussion of next steps and what else we need to know about gender in the rice sector of Latin America.


Havener Auditorium, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, 4030 Laguna, Philippines