The inclusion of gender analysis and the collection of sex-disaggregated data in agriculture research can improve food security and increase productivity and incomes. “Standards for collecting sex-disaggregated data for gender analysis; a guide for CGIAR researchers” is a tool for researchers to better incorporate gender into the design and evaluation of their research, especially through the following five research areas:
- Baseline or descriptive research
- What constrains farmers’ livelihoods?
- What are the opportunities for increasing livelihoods and production?
- How do farmers manage and respond to risk?
- How can projects be designed and monitored to be gender transformative and what impact do projects, programs, and policies have?
The guide also stresses the need to budget for the additional costs of collecting sex-disaggregated data, ensuring context specific data collection methods, and including male and female participants to help prevent biases.