Gender Equity through Agricultural Research and Education (GEARE)

GEARE is a network of interdisciplinary scholars and researchers that initiate and respond to the new opportunities for research, instruction, and evidence-based outreach that address the intersections of gender with agricultural and environmental sciences.

Our Vision: To promote food security, resilience, and improved livelihoods, through global gender equity (in key areas of agriculture, energy and environment).

Our Mission: We research innovative and sustainable gender integrated development practices. We build gender focused capacity of scholars, practitioners, and producers. We build trans-disciplinary, cross agency, and geographically diverse networks.

Latest News

August 19, 2022

GEARE Partner, CSIR-SARI, Supports Farming Communities with Time Saving Technologies

Penn State's GEARE Initiative partner, CSIR-SARI, supports two farming communities in northern Ghana with time saving technologies for peanut production as part of the USAID Feed the Future Peanut Innovation Lab (at UGA)'s funded project, "Time Poverty Amongst Smallholder Farmers in Northern Ghana."

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June 23, 2021

Dr. Ruth Mendum partners with CGIAR to contribute to resilient landscapes and livelihoods in refugee settings

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January 12, 2021

Penn State and UTADEO faculty partner to support rural development in Colombia

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Colombia seed grant program has announced the selection of three research projects led by faculty from Penn State and Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (UTADEO), in Bogotá, Colombia, to support research and development work with three departments in Colombia. This multi-institutional, collaborative program is aimed at building long‐term partnerships among Penn State and Colombian partners and is supported with funds from Penn State Global Programs and the Office of International Programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and by grants to UTADEO from the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy of Bogotá, Colombia, and the Colombian Institute of Educational Credit and Technical Studies Abroad.

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November 16, 2020

Book co-edited by Penn State faculty explores gender relations in agriculture

While women represent a significant portion of the global agricultural workforce, they face many roadblocks to success, including limited access to land, technological advancements, education and financing. They also often are excluded from household-level and policy decisions that determine their future. These barriers, and ways to overcome them, are explored in a new publication, “Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture,” co-edited by faculty in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

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