Gender and youth inclusion, capacity building, and Monitoring and Evaluation

This theme concentrates on gender and youth inclusion analysis, mainstreaming, and developing gender transformative approaches for research and technology implementation. It addresses capacity building and its impact, as well as the communication and advocacy of research findings and policy engagement. Integral to this research agenda is developing and implementing a gender-inclusive robust Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework at both the center-wide and project levels. This measures the center's performance and guarantees equitable involvement and outcomes across various projects and programs.

  • Kassie, M., Fisher, M., Muricho, G., and Diiro, G. (2020). Women’s Empowerment Boosts the Gains in Dietary Diversity from Agricultural Technology Adoption in Rural Kenya. Food Policy, 95, 101957.
  • Diiro G., Kassie M., Ledermann S.T., Muriithi B. and Mutero C. (2022). Gender heterogeneous effects of malaria risk on agriculture productivity: Empirical evidence from rural Ethiopia. Journal of Developing Areas, 56(1), 79-91. 10.1353/jda.2022.0011.
  • Diiro, G., Fisher,M., Kassie, M., Muriithi, B., and Muricho, G. (2021). How Does Adoption of Labor-Saving Agricultural Technologies Affect Intrahousehold Resource Allocations? The Case of Push-Pull Technology in Western Kenya. Food Policy, 102, 102114.
  • Diiro, G., Seymour, G., Kassie, M., Muricho, G. and Muriithi, B. (2018). Women’s empowerment in agriculture and agricultural productivity: Evidence from rural maize farmer households in western Kenya. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0197995.
  • Muriithi, B.W., Kassie, M., Diiro, G., and Muricho, G.  (2018). Does Gender Matter in the Adoption of push-pull pest Management and other Sustainable Agricultural Technologies? Evidence from western Kenya. Food Security, 10(2): pp. 1-20.