EVENT: Gender Sensitive Value Chains from FAO-UNITAR

The course is free. Limited slots are available, and FAO will select enrollees. Please register early to be considered. Course dates: February 12 to March 9, 2018 Registration deadline: January 26, 2018 Course summary (from UNITAR's website): In recent years, trade liberalization, globalization, technological advancement and other major trends have brought important changes to agricultural >> Read more

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CODESRIA 2017 Gender Institute: Feminist Scholarship, Universities and Social Transformation in Africa

From the application website: "The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, invites applications from academics and researchers from African universities and research centers to participate in the 2017 session of the Gender institute, which will take place in Dakar, Senegal from May 14-25, 2018. Over the last two decades, CODESRIA >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: December issue of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender) now available

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender) recently published their December 2017 issue online. You can access the full issue here. The following articles are included in the December issue: Factors Associated with Food Insecurity among Female Savings Group Participants in Burkina Faso Authors: Jessica Wilkinson, Kate Strickling, Yvonne Allsop, Megan Gash and Benjamin >> Read more

WEB RESOURCE: Gender and Climate Change: Does It Matter?

IFPRI's Claudia Ringler recently gave a talk called "Gender and Climate Change: Does it matter?" In her presentation, she discussed two recent projects: 1) Enhancing Women's Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches (2011-2014, Germany); 2) Increasing Women’s Resilience to Confront Climate Change (2012-2014, CCAFS)   If you missed her talk, >> Read more

NEW BLOG: Using qualitative methods to understand the local meaning of women’s empowerment in Ethiopia

Dr. Susan Kaaria, Senior Gender Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, recently published a new blog about using qualitative methods to understand women's empowerment. Susan is an external advisor on the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project Phase 2 (GAAP2) Portfolio, a collection of twelve projects seeking to adapt and validate a survey >> Read more

EVENT: Training course in Gender-Responsive Legume Breeding 

GREAT (Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation) is hosting a training course about legume breeding that integrates gender. Training course: Gender-Responsive Legume Breeding Open to interdisciplinary teams of 2-3 agricultural researchers working on research for development projects in sub-Saharan Africa Teams must consist of at least at least one biophysical scientist (e.g., plant breeder) and >> Read more


The OECD Development Centre is looking for a gender coordinator to manage and oversee their gender portfolio starting February 2018. For more information, please contact: Gaelle.FERRANT@oecd.org Terms of Reference: The OECD Development Centre is an institution where governments of OECD member and partner countries, private sector and civil society organisations informally discuss questions of common interest. >> Read more

ICYMI: Cash Transfers, Polygamy, and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Mali

IFPRI's Melissa Hidrobo presented her recent research about cash transfers, polygamy, and intimate partner violence in Mali last week. You can access her powerpoint slides here for more information. SUMMARY:  Evidence shows that transfers targeted to women can reduce intimate partner violence (IPV), but little evidence exists on the effects of transfers targeted to men. Whereas >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Pathways from women’s group-based programs to nutrition change in South Asia: A conceptual framework and literature review

TITLE: Pathways from women's group-based programs to nutrition change in South Asia: A conceptual framework and literature review AUTHORS: Neha Kumar, Samuel Scott, Purnima Menon, Samyuktha Kannan, Kenda Cunningham, Parul Tyagi, Gargi Wable, Kalyani Raghunathan, Agnes Quisumbing ACCESS PUBLICATION HERE. ABSTRACT: Improving the nutritional status of women and children in South Asia remains a high public health and >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Integrating gender into small-scale irrigation

TITLE: Integrating gender into small-scale irrigation AUTHORS: Sophie Theis, Nicole Lefore, Elizabeth Bryan, Claudia Ringler, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick ACCESS FULL PUBLICATION HERE. ABSTRACT: Small-Scale Irrigation (SSI) interventions, like other development interventions, need to take into account men’s and women’s context specific roles in agriculture and their related gender-based preferences and challenges. Understanding gender differences related to SSI technologies >> Read more