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

NET RESOURCES: Women’s and Gender Studies Research Network

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is pleased to announce the creation of Women's & Gender Studies Research Network (WGSRN) with 17 eJournals focusing on major areas of scholarship. It will provide a worldwide, online community for women's & gender studies research and the intersection of these studies and other areas of research, following the model of SSRN's other >> Read more

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

PUBLICATION: Gender Dimensions on Farmers’ Preferences for Direct-Seeded Rice with Drum Seeder in India

This study measures the willingness of male and female farmers to pay for climate-smart technology in rice. Rice is the most important crop in India in terms of area, production, and consumption. It is also the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions among all crops. Direct-seeded rice (DSR) with drum seeder, a climate-smart technology, requires >> 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

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

Data2X Gender Resources

Great resources on gender data and measurement issues from Data2X, including a new paper on measuring women's subjective economic empowerment by IFPRI authors