Updated IFPRI Gender Page now available!

IFPRI is pleased to announce that we've updated our gender topics page! You can access the updated webpage here.   You can find up-to-date information about (1) Tools to close the gender gap, (2) Highlights from IFPRI gender research, and (3) Guidance on gender practice and policy on our new page. We still have all >> Read more

NEW PUBLICATION: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

TITLE: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda AUTHORS: Hazel Jean L. Malapit* , Kathryn Sproule, and Chiara Kovarik  FULL ACCESS: http://agrigender.net/views/cognitive-interviewing-to-improve-women-empowerment-from-bangladesh-and-uganda-JGAFS-222017-1.php ABSTRACT: The purpose of cognitive interviewing is to systematically identify and analyze sources of response error in surveys, and to use that information to improve >> Read more

EVENT: How Should We Measure Women’s Economic Empowerment? Webinar

See full event information and register here. The terminology describing economic programs for women has changed: actions to ‘empower women economically’ have replaced efforts to ‘increase women’s productivity and incomes.’ But how can we actually measure ‘economic empowerment’? Last November, CGD, in collaboration with Data2X, IDRC and the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab organized >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Women in agriculture: Four myths

AUTHORS: Cheryl Doss, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, Sophie Theis ACCESS: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll5/id/6006 HIGHLIGHTS: Stylized facts on women, agriculture, and the environment continue to circulate. Four myths are inspected against the conceptual and empirical literature. These myths hinder the development of effective food security policies.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Senior Gender Officer with AGRA in Nairobi

About AGRA Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a >> Read more

New from IFPRI authors: Gender, climate change, and resilient food systems: Lessons from strategic adaptation by smallholder farmers in Cameroon

ACCESS: https://www.ifpri.org/publication/gender-climate-change-and-resilient-food-systems-lessons-strategic-adaptation  AUTHORS: LILIAN NKENGLA-ASI, SURESH CHANDRA BABU, HOLGER KIRSCHT, SCARLETT APFELBACHER, RACHID HANNA, AMARE TEGBARU ABSTRACT: Climate change has major impacts on the food security and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa south of the Sahara. Vulnerable to the vagaries of weather and to being chronically poor, women farmers are unequally and more negatively affected by climate change and seasonal changes than >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: Women’s and Gender Studies Research Network

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is pleased to announce the creation of Women's & Gender Studies Research Network (WGSRN) with 17 eJournals focusing on major areas of scholarship. It will provide a worldwide, online community for women's & gender studies research and the intersection of these studies and other areas of research, following the model of SSRN's other >> Read more

EVENT: Women’s Land Rights in India and the SDGs Webinar

Register here. In partnership with the Center for Land Governance (NRMC) and the WGWLO (The Working Group on Women and Land Ownership), the Land Portal is holding an online discussion on Women’s Land Rights in India in the Context of the SDGs from 30th October – 10th November 2017 and would like to invite you to contribute to the >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY Social Scientist at icipe in Nairobi, Kenya

icipe is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic quantitatively oriented Social Scientist with a strong interest in gender, to join our international team of highly qualified and motivated scientists to contribute to our goal of increasing the food security and health of all Africans. The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville campus. This >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: Webinars from CGIAR Gender Platform

On gender and agriculture: webinar series This webinar series on issues related to gender and agriculture was developed in collaboration with CGIAR Research Programs and partners. It is designed as a knowledge sharing tool to facilitate exchange among members of the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research. The objectives are: (1) to promote knowledge sharing and (2) to increase the visibility of >> Read more