Advancing Women in Agriculture through Research and Education (AWARE)

Elizabeth Agbamuche in Cassava FieldAWARE is an initiative to ensure that gender is considered in all IP-CALS activities, including our sponsored and academic programs. We believe that focusing on women in agriculture as an underserved group holds the greatest potential to make significant impacts in rural development.

AWARE resources and activities include:

  • Annual travel grants to support graduate students to conduct international research on topics in gender in agriculture
  • A seminar series hosting internationally-renowned speakers on gender in agriculture
  • Representing IP-CALS' commitment to gender equity and mainstreaming at international agricultural fora
  • Developing and implementing gender initiatives in current and future proposals and funded activities
  • Integrating gender issues in the courses and academic initiatives of IP-CALS
  • Curating a gender-focused library that is freely accessible to the Cornell community
  • Disseminating information within IP-CALS on lectures, conferences, and events related to gender in agriculture
  • Promoting the participation of women researchers in leadership training initiatives

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