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

PUBLICATION: Addressing gender in agricultural research for development in the face of a changing climate: Where are we and where should we be going?

A new paper in International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability assesses the research agenda on gender in climate resilient agricultural development. The article is available on the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability's website, here. Authors: Patricia Kristjanson, Elizabeth Bryan, Quinn Bernier, Jennifer Twyman, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Caitlin Kieran, Claudia Ringler, Christine Jost, and Cheryl Doss Abstract: Agricultural development >> Read more

ICRW Announces 3rd Annual Paula Kantor Award

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is soliciting nominations for the third annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research. The 2017 award will be given to a young professional female researcher in order to recognize and honor outstanding achievement in the fields of gender equity and the empowerment of women and girls. Please visit >> Read more

Nourishing Millions Podcast Episode: “From the Farm to the Schoolhouse” with Catherine Bertini

The Nourishing Millions podcast series, undertaken in partnership with the University of Michigan School of Public Health, features the latest groundbreaking thinking about nutrition from top policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. Together, the episodes tell the story of how small and large movements—and everyday people—can help us achieve a food- and nutrition-secure world. In this week's >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Oxfam Consultancy: Writing synthesis report on Women’s Land Rights in Africa

Please visit the job announcement here for more information and to apply. Background Oxfam, through the Pan Africa Programme commissioned 5 case studies on women’s land rights in 5 countries in Africa The case studies were meant to examine national laws and policies, programmes and practices that secure and protect women’s land rights and profile >> 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    

New online discussion on gender and agriculture

Starting June 12, the African Development Bank's Gender in Practice Community of Practice (GiP CoP) is hosting an online discussion on gender and Agriculture. This discussion is intended to support the Gender Focal Points at the African Development Bank in their work to buttress the implementation of the Feed Africa Strategy. The discussion will be organized in >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Democratic Republic of Congo Kivu Value Chain Activity – Gender Consultant for Gender, Social Inclusion and Conflict Mitigation Assessment and Strategy Development (July-August 2017)

Please read the full job announcement and apply here.  Banyan Global is a women-owned and managed, small international development consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas: health, finance and investment, enterprise development, gender, youth, and evaluation and learning. Banyan Global has a rapidly growing gender equality and evaluation >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at the Earth Institute, Columbia University

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) is pleased to announce a new position for a post-doctoral research scientist. The position will be based at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at the Earth Institute of Columbia University in Palisades, NY. The project seeks to examine gender and climate services to understand how >> Read more