“Gender” has become quite a buzzword in development circles these days. This is increasingly evident with prominent publications
by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the emergence of the new UN Women
. Though at the moment this topic may be en vogue, the long-time neglected issues related to gender are important blocks missing in the bridge from agricultural research to practice. It was therefore encouraging to see several posters at this year’s Tropentag conference conveying the multi-faceted nature of gender-sensitive approaches and issues.