CIMMYT celebrates super women #IWD2016

At the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) gender is key to our research. For International Women's Day 2016 CIMMYT created a campaign to celebrate women and promote gender equality in science and agriculture.


  1. Moving beyond agriculture's gender status quo
    Senior lecturer and researcher in gender studies and history, Margreet van der Burg, writes this opinion piece for CIMMYT on the progression of gender equity in development.

  2. At 50-year mark, CIMMYT scientists strive for gender equity
    As CIMMYT celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this feature article takes a look at a few of the women staff members whose scientific contributions have played a key role in maize and wheat research.

  3. INFOGRAPHIC: Reducing the gender gap in agriculture
    Women play a crucial role in agricultural production, yet are disadvantaged in terms of access to agricultural resources. CIMMYT's infographic demonstrates that by closing this gender gap we will be on our way to increased farm productivity and a food secure future.

  4. Gender specialists get vocal on Twitter
    CIMMYT's gender team joined a range of different organizations during CGIAR's gender twitter chat. The Q&A style chat saw a range of ideas discussed within this year's IWD theme 'Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.'

  5. CIMMYT announces gender research grant
    An international team of CGIAR researchers will investigate the causes of gender disparity in the agricultural sector after receiving a US$1.1 million dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.