December 18th was International Migrants Day. IWMI and WLE are working on migration issues in Asia and are holding a out-migration dialogue in China. Here is a photo story of male out-migration and its effects on agriculture.
Smallholder farmers are both men and women; in many regions, women farmers increasingly make up the majority. Despite the many institutional, social, and economic barriers faced by rural women, they have the potential to change agriculture to be more climate adaptive.
The average farmer has forty years' worth of planting seasons: forty chances to improve on his or her last harvest. If farmers cannot access the finance necessary to purchase irrigation systems, that number begins to shrink.
Mekong region governments promote foreign direct investment (FDI) as a path to various development solutions. However, despite FDI's success stories, the benefits of FDI are unevenly distributed and tangled up with a variety of tradeoffs.
In order to understand how women participate in water governance, it is crucial to identify and then challenge our assumptions about women's involvement with both formal and informal community-based resource governance systems. This "Science on the pulse" draws on recent literature to clarify the challenges and consider new directions in women's participation in water governance.
Gender equality is very important, but actually achieving it can be quite complicated. A look at women's empowerment can help us understand the why and put us on the right track to achieving a meaningful '50-50' for International Woman's Day.
Not everything is what it seems – especially women’s access to resources in eastern Sudan. In conservative societies, it is easy to make vastly wrong assumptions about women’s positions based on observations of their daily routines or living situations.
How many of us want to address gender in our work, but when it comes down to the specifics, aren’t quite sure how? Join the discussion- help us develop a series of collaborative questions to investigate gender in agricultural water management projects.
In Northern Ghana, through a series of field visits and focus group discussions, we spoke with local community members about small reservoirs and how they affect both genders differently. Here are three interesting lessons that we learned.
There is currently a lack of data and understanding of rural youth and high unemployment rates of youth in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. What we need to understand is how best to engage youth in agriculture by facilitating linkages.