JOB OPPORTUNITY: Technical Manager, DATA2X

Data2X is a collaborative technical and advocacy platform dedicated to improving the quality, availability, and use of gender data to make a practical difference in the lives of women and girls worldwide. Data2X works with UN agencies, governments, civil society, academics, and the private sector to close gender data gaps, promote expanded and unbiased gender >> Read more

Call for Applications: 2018 Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. The program goals are to 1) Enhance effectiveness and expertise of mid-career practitioners from Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa to advance women’s land rights and 2) Strengthen the network of women’s >> Read more

Webinar: Catalyzing and Measuring Women’s Leadership and Empowerment in African Agricultural Research & Development

Please view full details on the webinar and register here. Date: July 13, 2017 Time: 3 – 4.30PM Central European Time (CET) This webinar has been developed based on a special issue of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security on catalyzing and measuring women’s leadership and empowerment in African agricultural research & development. The webinar will be >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Women and agricultural productivity: Reframing the Issues

A new article in Development Policy Review by Cheryl Doss is available open access online. Abstract: Should agricultural development programmes target women in order to increase productivity? This article analyzes the challenges in distinguishing women's agricultural productivity from that of men. Most of the literature compares productivity on plots managed by women with those managed >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Gender Gaps in Landownership across and within Households in Four Asian Countries

A new paper from Caitlin Kieran, Kathryn Sproule, Agnes R. Quisumbing, and Cheryl R. Doss in Journal of Land Economics has been published and is available for download here. Abstract: Using nationally representative data from Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam, this paper investigates which individual and household characteristics influence men’s and women’s landownership across and within >> Read more

PUBLICATION: The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI)

This IFPRI Discussion Paper is available for download here.  Abstract: The fifth Sustainable Development Goal—to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”—reflects a growing consensus that these are key objectives of development policy in their own right, while also contributing to improved productivity and increased efficiency, especially in agriculture and food production. To >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Does providing agricultural and nutrition information to both men and women improve household food security? Evidence from Malawi

A new discussion paper from Catherine Ragasa, Noora-Lisa Aberman, and Cristina Alvarez Mingote assesses modes of extension services delivery in Malawi. The DP is available for download here. Abstract: The International Food Policy Research Institute is leading a three-year research program to assess the state of agricultural extension and advisory services provision in Malawi in order >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Addressing gender in agricultural research for development in the face of a changing climate: Where are we and where should we be going?

A new paper in International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability assesses the research agenda on gender in climate resilient agricultural development. The article is available on the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability's website, here. Authors: Patricia Kristjanson, Elizabeth Bryan, Quinn Bernier, Jennifer Twyman, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Caitlin Kieran, Claudia Ringler, Christine Jost, and Cheryl Doss Abstract: Agricultural development >> Read more

ICRW Announces 3rd Annual Paula Kantor Award

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is soliciting nominations for the third annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research. The 2017 award will be given to a young professional female researcher in order to recognize and honor outstanding achievement in the fields of gender equity and the empowerment of women and girls. Please visit >> Read more

Nourishing Millions Podcast Episode: “From the Farm to the Schoolhouse” with Catherine Bertini

The Nourishing Millions podcast series, undertaken in partnership with the University of Michigan School of Public Health, features the latest groundbreaking thinking about nutrition from top policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. Together, the episodes tell the story of how small and large movements—and everyday people—can help us achieve a food- and nutrition-secure world. In this week's >> Read more