Publication: Do Shocks Affect Men’s and Women’s Assets Differently? A review of literature and new evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

A new IFPRI Discussion Paper, Do Shocks Affect Men’s and Women’s Assets Differently? A review of literature and new evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda  is now available. This paper attempts to expand understanding of the gender-differentiated impact of shocks on assets through a literature review on shocks and gendered asset dynamics and an analysis of new >> Read more

Publication: Environmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa: Pilot Evidence from Rwanda

Although increased global demand for land has led to renewed interest in African land tenure, few models to address these issues quickly and at the required scale have been identified or evaluated. The case of Rwanda's nation-wide and relatively low-cost land tenure regularization program is thus of great interest. A new working paper paper by >> Read more

News: In Kenya, Survey of Female Farmers Uncovers Challenges

A World Bank survey in Kenya that seeks women’s input and data to inform agricultural policy shows that female farmers have limited access to water, energy and finance, and few women own property they can use as collateral for loans. As agriculture becomes ‘feminized’ and men abandon farms to work in cities, policies must change to >> Read more

News: Ghana: Group Puts Women’s Inheritance Rights Under Spotlight

Source: AllAfrica 03/08/2011 The right of women to inherit their deceased husbands is one that has faced great resistance from adherents of traditional customs and some religious sects in most African societies, and therefore requiring concerted efforts to bring about the needed change that will recognise women as equal partners in relationships, with inalienable right >> Read more

News: Women are central to feeding Africa

In developing countries, more than 60% of women are directly involved in agricultural work, but very few gain access to information, training or supplies. More action and less rhetoric on this issue could put more food on the world's table and help drive economic growth, writes Pamela Whitby. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda has agriculture in her >> Read more

Publication: Agricultural extension services and gender equality An institutional analysis of four districts in Ethiopia

Decentralized delivery of public services has been promoted as a means to enhance citizen voice and make service provision more responsive to users. Ethiopia has undertaken two rounds of decentralization, making first the regional states and then the district governments responsible for providing key public services. This paper explores whether decentralization has improved the quality >> Read more

Publication: Gendered impacts of the 2007–08 food price crisis

This paper provides empirical evidence on the gendered impact of the 2007–08 food price crisis using panel data on 1,400 households from rural Ethiopia that were initially surveyed before the onset of the crisis, in 1994–95, 1997, and 2004, and after food prices spiked, in 2009. It investigates whether female-headed households are more likely to >> Read more

Event (DC): A Gender Assessment of the Niger Delta Region

Please join CEDPA to explore lessons learned from a gender assessment of the Niger Delta conducted in the fall of 2010. CEDPA was contracted by the Partnership Initiative for the Niger Delta's (PIND) to assess the gender considerations and constraints of the delta region of Nigeria and how they would impact the organizations regional strategy. The >> Read more

Publication: Making CAADP Work for Women Farmers: A review of progress in six countries NEW

Source: ActionAid Summary: Looks at CAADP plans in Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia. Found systematic policy neglect of women farmers. Plans pay little attention to their needs and rights. Money for implementation is woefully inadequate. Date: April 2011 Download the full paper (PDF 178KB) from the ActionAid website

Event (DC): Africa Rising

Presented by TransAfrica Forum Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Foreign Policy Library, Equality Now and Howard University’s African Studies Department Africa Rising Film screening with a discussion with the narrator, Efua Dorkenoo. Thursday, April 28, 2011, 6:00 to 8:00 PM Howard University, John H. Johnson School of Communications, CB Powell Building, Screening Room West, 525 Bryant >> Read more