NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Introducing pro-WEAI: A tool for measuring women’s empowerment in agricultural development projects

"In April 2018, the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project, Phase 2 (GAAP2), launched the pilot version of the Project-Level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI). Pro-WEAI is a new survey-based index for measuring empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector. Developed jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Oxford Poverty and Human  Development >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: What happens after technology adoption? Gendered aspects of small-scale irrigation technologies in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania

TITLE: What happens after technology adoption? Gendered aspects of small-scale irrigation technologies in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania AUTHORS: Sophie Theis, Nicole Lefore, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, and Elizabeth Bryan ABSTRACT: Diverse agricultural technologies are promoted to increase yields and incomes, save time, improve food and nutritional security, and even empower women. Yet a gender gap in technology adoption remains for >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Using natural areas and empowering women to buffer food security and nutrition from climate shocks: Evidence from Ghana, Zambia, and Bangladesh

ABSTRACT: As climate change makes precipitation shocks more common, policymakers are becoming increasingly interested in protecting food systems and nutrition outcomes from the damaging effects of droughts and floods (Wheeler and von Braun, 2013). Increasing the resilience of nutrition and food security outcomes is especially critical throughout agrarian parts of the developing world, where human >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization: Lessons from reaper-harvester service provision in Bangladesh

ABSTRACT: The introduction of new agricultural technologies is never gender-neutral, but the differential changes are not always immediately evident. While the most visible gender gaps between men and women appear in the hands-on use of technologies, in the case of agricultural machinery, gender differences also arise in farmers’ ability to rent and hire machinery. To >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Women in Agriculture: Four Myth

The final open access version of a recent IFPRI publication Women in Agriculture: Four Myths by Ruth Meinzen-Dick is now available online, containing full bibliographic details. The URL below is a quick and easy way to share your work with colleagues, co-authors and friends. Anyone clicking on the link will be taken directly to the final >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: GCAN-CSISA policy note

Happy International Women's Day! IFPRI authors have recently released a new GCAN-CSISA policy note. Emerging markets for agricultural machinery services in South Asia present opportunities to start new businesses and mechanize agriculture. Yet at first glance, female participation appears extremely low. Research from GCAN, CSISA, and CSISA-MI in Bangladesh offers insights for how to build >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Countdown to 2030: Tracking progress towards universal coverage for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health

DOI: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673618301041 TITLE: Countdown to 2030: Tracking progress towards universal coverage for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health CONTRIBUTORS: Boerma, Ties; Requejo, Jennifer; Victora, Cesar G; Amouzou, Agbessi; George, Asha; Agyepong, Irene; Barroso, Carmen; Barros, Aluisio J D; Bhutta, Zulfiqar A; Black, Robert E; Borghi, Josephine; Buse, Kent; Aguirre, Liliana Carvajal; Chopra, Mickey; Chou, Doris; Chu, Yue; Claeson, >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: How many people will an intervention reach? A how-to guide for indirectly estimating the number of pregnant women in a subpopulation

IFPRI's Jessica Heckert and Elena Martinez published a new blog about estimating the number of pregnant women in a sub-population. SNEAK PEEK: When deciding how to design or whether to fund a nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention, we need to know the potential scope of impact. How many people will we reach? On several occasions, we have been >> Read more

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 FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Property rights, intersectionality, and women’s empowerment in Nepal

Access full article here. TITLE: Property rights, intersectionality, and women’s empowerment in Nepal AUTHORS: Rajendra Pradhan, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Sophie Theis ABSTRACT: Property is widely recognized as an important resource for empowering women. Many development policies worldwide therefore call for strengthening women’s rights to property, especially to physical assets such as land and livestock. However, the relationship between >> Read more