NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Can Irrigation Both Empower and Exclude Women?

IFPRI's Sophie Theis recently published a blog for AgriLinks about women, irrigation, and empowerment. Congrats Sophie! You can read her full blog post, "Can Irrigation Both Empower and Exclude Women?", here. Sneak peek: "Empowering women farmers takes more than simply making new technologies available to them: it requires a deeper appreciation of the constraints and specific >> 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

IFPRI IN THE NEWS: Borlaug’s Passion for Agriculture and Why it’s Needed Right Now

A recent blog from the World Food Prizes's 'The Borlaug Blog' mentioned the IFPRI's Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI). as a new development toward measuring women-specific issues in agriculture. You can read the whole blog by clicking here.

New from IFPRI authors: Researchers highlight gender and equity at the ANH Academy Week

Researchers gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal for 2017's ANH Scientific Symposium and Academy Week in early July. Many keynote addresses, presentations, and poster sessions discussed gender and equity. The following blog from Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) highlights many of the insights regarding gender and equity shared at the conference: Researchers highlight gender and equity >> 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

New post on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange Blog

In this month’s Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange blog, Dr. Kathryn Yount, Professor and Asa Griggs Candler Chair of Global Health at Emory University, discusses how to conceptualize and measure the process of women’s empowerment and why this issue is important for development work. Read the full blog on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and >> Read more

PUBLICATION & BLOGPOST: Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: a guide for agricultural policy and research

Smriti Rao has written about her new working paper, Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: a guide for agricultural policy and research, for the CAPRi blog. As a feminist economist who researches gender inequality in developing countries, I have spent my career torn between the recognition that quantitative measures can be useful and informative, >> Read more

BLOGPOST: Unlocking Opportunities for Women with Smart Design

Over at the Center for Global Development blog, Mayra Buvinic and Megan O'Donnell share key takeaways from their new report, Revisiting What Works: Women, Economic Empowerment and Smart Design,  building on work done by the UN Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation on what works to promote women’s economic empowerment for whom, and how to effectively measure impact. Read the >> Read more

BLOGPOST: An end in sight to early marriage in Bangladesh? IFPRI data show substantial decline in practice

By Akhter Ahmed, Farha Sufian, and Julie Ghostlaw To what extent does marriage age affect family nutrition outcomes? It has long been common practice in Bangladesh for girls to marry early—before their 18th birthday. Girls who marry young are more likely to become pregnant while in their teens. Teen pregnancies tend to have a higher risk of >> Read more

BLOGPOST: Five Questions About Adolescent Girls in Emergencies

The Five Questions Series from the Council on Foreign Relations Women Around the World Blog is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancement of women and girls worldwide. This interview is with Dr. Holly G. Atkinson, Distinguished Medical >> Read more