New from IFPRI authors: 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 Paper available for download here. Abstract: A wide range of agricultural technologies are promoted to increase or stabilize yields and incomes, improve food security or nutrition, and even empower women. Yet a gender gap in adoption remains for many agricultural technologies, even for those that are promoted >> Read more

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

New IFPRI Discussion Paper: Women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: A framework and review of available evidence

Authors: RUTH SUSEELA MEINZEN-DICK, AGNES R. QUISUMBING, CHERYL R. DOSS, SOPHIE THEIS Paper available for download here. Abstract: Land is an important asset for rural households, and having secure land rights is important for poverty reduction. Despite the large body of literature on the relationship between land tenure security, livelihoods, and poverty, most of this literature is based on household-level >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Do shocks affect men’s and women’s assets differently? Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

Agnes R. Quisumbing, Neha Kumar, and Julia A. Behrman are pleased to provide complimentary access to their article, Do shocks affect men’s and women’s assets differently? Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda in Development Policy Review. First published online on July 17, 2017, as a PDF file for your own personal use. We encourage colleagues to share >> Read more

Three new publications on measuring women’s control of assets, time use, and agency

Three new papers with IFPRI authors are out as World Bank Policy Research Working Papers: Measuring Ownership, Control, and Use of Assets (Doss, Cheryl; Kieran, Caitlin; Kilic, Talip)  Measuring Time Use in Development Settings (Seymour, Greg; Malapit, Hazel Jean; Quisumbing, Agnes R.) Measuring Women’s Agency (Donald, Aletheia Amalia; Koolwal, Gayatri B.; Annan, Jeannie Ruth; Falb, >> Read more

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research Newsletter June 2017

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research has a new quarterly newsletter! The newsletter features highlights of gender research across CGIAR, links to selected publications, reports about the webinars organized by the Platform, and upcoming events. In the June 2017 issue, Hazel Malapit from the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and >> 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