Participants enthusiastically discussed the current and emerging research on:
- integrating gender in agricultural research for development,
- the gender questions not on the agenda, and
- the future focus for gender theory and practice in agricultural research for development.
Reporting back from group discussions: Miriam McCormack, Dr Ann-Maree Nobelius, and Dr Meryl Williams. Photo credit: ACIAR.
As this blog is being posted, Professor Sharon Bell is finalising the ACIAR Gender Strategy and Policy that will be implemented across the agency. By critically examining our own position and developing a strategy and policy to deliver a more equitable program both internally and externally, we will be better placed to pursue the agency’s core business.
To assist our partners, ACIAR’s inaugural Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Jo Caffrey (University of Canberra), is finalising guidelines for researchers on how to incorporate a gender focus into ACIAR research proposals to achieve gender equity.