About this blog

Welcome to the Gender @ IFPRI Blog, facilitated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

This blog is a space to share news about new publications, research tools, learning resources, events, and job openings in the field of gender and rural development, including agriculture, food and nutrition security, natural resource management and governance, rural livelihoods, and women's empowerment.

Background on Gender Research at IFPRI

The International Food Policy Research Institute seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI is one of 15 centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), an alliance of 64 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations. Gender research is critical to IFPRI’s mission of contributing effectively to food and nutrition security and poverty reduction. This includes both research in which gender analysis is a key focus of the methodology and research in which gender is a significant variable in the analysis.

Women play a critical and potentially transformative role in developing countries’ agricultural growth, but they face persistent social and economic constraints that limit their participation in the sector. Understanding the relationships between women and men through gender research can illuminate the pathway to sustainable and inclusive economic development.

Through programs such as the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index and IFPRI’s Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project, as well as the IFPRI-led CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi), the Institute collects data, tests models, and generates important findings on how gender relates to food and nutrition security; the gendered impacts of agricultural development projects; power and resource allocation within the household; market development and trade; institution building; land tenure; natural resource management; and overall economic development and poverty reduction.

For more information about IFPRI's gender research, please visit the IFPRI Gender Topic page.

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