New post from EnGendering Data

How sex-disaggregated land statistics can help monitor progress of the new Sustainable Development Goals For decades feminist economists and women’s rights advocates have made the case that the lack of data on women’s land rights has limited the ability to understand how this affects food security and rural poverty. However, recent developments may help us >> Read more

What would it really take to strengthen women’s land rights?

The issue of women’s land rights for land restoration will be discussed at a high-level panel “This Land is Our Land: Gender perspectives on tenure and rights” at the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris, December 6.  In preparation for that event, we have asked a number of experts: “What would it take to strengthen women’s >> Read more

How Women Can Maximize the Nutrition and Health Benefits of Irrigation for All

In a new A4NH Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange post, Elizabeth Bryan builds on the agriculture-nutrition framework to examine the gendered pathways through which small-scale irrigation can affect nutrition and health outcomes. Read the blogpost here.  Also, in case you missed it: In response to increasing interest in how health has bearings on the gender-agriculture-nutrition framework, A4NH organized a seminar >> Read more

Launch of the Renewable Equity Project (REP)

The Renewable Equity Project (REP) is a new initiative to explore the impact of women’s advancement on the expansion of the clean energy economy. The project is developing cutting edge research geared toward energy sector institutions as well as innovative methods for building gender diversity in the clean energy sector in the US and globally. REP >> Read more

Looking back to move forward: Celebrating 20 years of gender research at IFPRI

Originally posted at JULY 1, 2015 by AGNES QUISUMBING My 20th anniversary of working at IFPRI coincides with the 20th anniversary of the UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, where then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton proudly proclaimed that women’s rights are human rights. I had been hired to lead IFPRI’s research program on gender >> Read more

Five mid-week gender reads and resources

How do women and men cope with time burden, and what implications do such gendered coping strategies this have for nutrition? This month's post on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange blog shares results from a systematic review of the evidence: It is time: Why time matters in agriculture-nutrition pathways from the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health >> Read more

New Post on the PIM EnGendering Data Blog: “Yours, Mine, and Ours” by Agnes Quisumbing

Increasing evidence demonstrates the importance of women’s control and ownership of assets for achieving important development outcomes. Yet, studies focusing exclusively on increasing women’s asset ownership and control, or increasing their ownership of a specific kind of asset, run the risk of missing what else is happening within a household. Does the woman increase control >> Read more

Don’t risk your health for nutrition!: Why gender matters for food safety

Some of the foods that would most enhance nutrition in diets in the developing world are also the riskiest in terms of food safety. Numerous health risks exist along the value chain for livestock and fish products, from production to consumption. In this post on the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange >> Read more

10 gender and development posts to celebrate International Women’s Day

Ten great posts in celebration of International Women's Day: 23 inspiring reasons to celebrate International Women's Day - UNDP Does Gender Equality Matter in Agriculture? Yes! Here's Why. - USAID Feed the Future blog 3 reasons why agricultural research should be gender-inclusive, and 3 ways to do it - an animated video from CIAT Empowering Women, Empowering >> Read more

The zombie myth on women’s contribution to agriculture and control of income

Does this sound familiar? “Women provide 66% of the work, produce 50% of the food, but earn only 10% of the income and own 1% of the property. We can change this.” Today in the Washington Post, the Fact Checker unravels the backstory of this "zombie statistic" on women's share of income and property. All of the >> Read more