Breeding for better gender equity

A pilot study to validate tools that will help breeders to pay more attention to gender is about to be launched with two breeding programs in Nigeria and Kenya. The pilot study represents an important milestone in a new collaboration between the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) and the CGIAR Gender and Breeding Initiative (GBI), which is led by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) and the International Potato Center (CIP), in close association with Cornell University and its “Gender Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation” (GREAT) project.
CGIAR Gender & Breeding Initiative (GBI)