Gender in our research

Systems science

  • What processes (research/ actions / reforms) can lead simultaneously to greater productivity, sustainability and gender equality in different contexts?
  • What are the synergies and trade-offs between productivity, sustainability and gender equality in different contexts and at different scales (farm, household, community, landscape)?
  • Design scalable options that simultaneously increase productivity, sustainability and gender equality; Identifying best bet approaches, methods, tools and indicators for different contexts and scales?

Markets value chains and institutions

  • Identifying and analyzing power relations between women and men; how they determine access to productive resources, shape decisions and distribution of benefits within the household.
  • Identifying and analyzing constraints (time, social, budget, legal) that inhibit women’s participation in value chains and markets for agroforestry products.
  • Identifying the aspirations of women to participate in these value chains?

Tree diversity, domestication and delivery

  • How do gender roles, priorities and knowledge influence the access, use and conservation of tree genetic resources?
  • How can gender specific knowledge and roles influence tree species selection and prioritization?
  • What are the implications of gender specific knowledge and roles for propagation and access to markets for recently domesticated trees?
  • How could the different priorities of men, women and youth be considered to improve the efficiency of delivery systems and ensure profitable material choices are availed to smallholder farming landscapes?

Land health decisions

  • How do environmental and behavioral risk factors that influence land degradation interact with gender dynamics?
  • Identifying the gender dynamics that may affect the cost efficiencies of agroforestry and alternative preventative and rehabilitation interventions under different circumstances

Environmental services

  • What approaches, including timing, sequencing and overall design of negotiation processes for payments for environmental services (PES) and co-investment schemes, are necessary for ensuring gender-equitable and effective participation?
  • How effectively can gender perceptions, preferences and sensitivity be integrated into the decision-making processes and practice portfolios that help to achieve climate smart landscapes?
  • How can gender influence the structure and dynamics of landscapes to reduce conflicts of interest among actors and enhance functionality?

Climate change

  • Which are the gender responsive and which are the most gender transformative CSA practices?
  • Which gender responsive CSA practices and investments have the largest returns (and for whom)?
  • Will international climate policy instruments exacerbate or mitigate inequities between different actors at multiple scales? And how can they be used for the latter?