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

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Gender-Sensitive, Climate-Smart Agriculture For Improved Nutrition In Africa South Of The Sahara

IFPRI's Elizabeth Bryan, Sophie Theis, Jowel Choufani, Alessandro De Pinto, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, and Claudia Ringler recently published the Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition integration (GCAN) framework. ACCESS THE PUBLICATION HERE: http://www.resakss.org/node/6483?region=aw ABSTRACT: What is the climate-smart agriculture, gender, and nutrition nexus? Providing an integrated conceptual framework to guide interventions in the context of climate change, the authors argue that >> Read more

NEW PUBLICATION: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

TITLE: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda AUTHORS: Hazel Jean L. Malapit* , Kathryn Sproule, and Chiara Kovarik  FULL ACCESS: http://agrigender.net/views/cognitive-interviewing-to-improve-women-empowerment-from-bangladesh-and-uganda-JGAFS-222017-1.php ABSTRACT: The purpose of cognitive interviewing is to systematically identify and analyze sources of response error in surveys, and to use that information to improve >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Women in agriculture: Four myths

AUTHORS: Cheryl Doss, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, Sophie Theis ACCESS: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll5/id/6006 HIGHLIGHTS: Stylized facts on women, agriculture, and the environment continue to circulate. Four myths are inspected against the conceptual and empirical literature. These myths hinder the development of effective food security policies.

New from IFPRI authors: Gender, climate change, and resilient food systems: Lessons from strategic adaptation by smallholder farmers in Cameroon

ACCESS: https://www.ifpri.org/publication/gender-climate-change-and-resilient-food-systems-lessons-strategic-adaptation  AUTHORS: LILIAN NKENGLA-ASI, SURESH CHANDRA BABU, HOLGER KIRSCHT, SCARLETT APFELBACHER, RACHID HANNA, AMARE TEGBARU ABSTRACT: Climate change has major impacts on the food security and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa south of the Sahara. Vulnerable to the vagaries of weather and to being chronically poor, women farmers are unequally and more negatively affected by climate change and seasonal changes than >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Women’s land rights are key in poverty reduction – but more needs to be done to link the two

In honor of International Rural Women's day on October 15, 2017, IFPRI's Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, and Sophie Theis wrote a blog post for Place. In the blog, they discuss why women's land rights are essential to poverty reduction. You can read the full blog post here.

EVENT: Brown Bag Lunch on Women’s Land Rights at the World Bank on October 25

The Agriculture Global Practice, the Land Thematic Group and the Gender and Rural Development Community of Practice (GENRD) invite you to join us for a presentation and discussion of IFPRI’s work on Women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: A framework and review of available evidence by Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, Cheryl R. Doss, and Sophie >> Read more

New from IFPRI AUTHORS: Gender asymmetries: Impacts of an early-stage school intervention in the Philippines

TITLE: Gender asymmetries: Impacts of an early-stage school intervention in the Philippines AUTHORS: Futoshi Yamauchi and Yanyan Liu ABSTRACT: This paper examines long-term impacts of improved school quality at the elementary school cycle on subsequent schooling investments and labor market outcomes using unique data from a survey that tracked nearly 3,500 former students in the Philippines. The >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Ensuring women’s access to irrigation in the household: Beyond quotas

The following post was written by Nicole Lefore, as related to the Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Innovation (ILSSI) project. You can read more about ILSSI here and view the original blog post here. * * * Donors and governments rely on quotas as a primary indicator in many projects and programs to try to increase women’s participation >> Read more