BLOG: Mapping The Chain: Looking Beyond Production For Inclusive Agriculture Development

In a new blogpost on Microlinks, "Mapping The Chain: Looking Beyond Production For Inclusive Agriculture Development," Krista Jacobs and Jenn Williamson share some good insights reflecting on Feed the Future's first phase. A key lesson learned from the first five years of Feed the Future is that providing access to inputs or knowledge of agriculture production >> Read more

EVENT: Is Women’s Empowerment a Pathway to Improving Child Health Outcomes in an Integrated Agriculture and Nutrition Program? Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Burkina Faso

June 8, 12pm-1pm EST (instructions for joining virtually provided below) Presentation by Jessica Heckert, Associate Research Fellow, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI  Abstract Integrated agriculture, nutrition, and health programs often target women beneficiaries because of their potential to improve children’s health. However, evidence linking women’s empowerment to improved child health is drawn primarily from cross-sectional data. We >> Read more

Call for abstracts/Learning Labs for the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Academy Week

The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy invites the global community of ANH researchers and users of this research to the first ANH Academy Week to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 20-24 June 2016. The ANH Academy Week will be an annual event, expanding on the successful history of the five Leverhulme Centre >> Read more

Help WEAI Help You: New Opportunities to Utilize the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is the first comprehensive and standardized measure to directly capture women’s empowerment and inclusion levels in the agricultural sector. Since its launch in 2012, the WEAI has evolved as global partners have adapted and utilized the Index in diverse ways to design and implement interventions that address the >> Read more

[UPDATED] Call for concept notes: Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP 2)

The International Food Policy Research Institute has received a second round of support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to adapt and validate a measure of women’s empowerment that agricultural development projects can use to diagnose key areas of women’s (and men’s) disempowerment, design appropriate strategies to address deficiencies, and monitor project outcomes related >> Read more

New post on EnGendering Data Blog: Debunking the myth of female labor in African agriculture

EnGendering Data, a blog on improving data on the role of gender in agriculture, has a new post on female labor in African agriculture. Cheryl Doss shares new studies that "offer our most detailed understanding to date of rural economies in Africa" and challenge the widely cited "fact" that women in Africa provide 60-80% of the labor in agriculture. >> Read more

IFPRI Policy Seminar: It Is Time – Gendered Time Use in Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT Please join for lunch beginning at 11:45 am Live webcast will be available here at the scheduled time. Moderator: John McDermott, A4NH, IFPRI Panel: Mark Blackden, World Bank (Ret.); Krista Jacobs, USAID Bureau for Food Security; Deborah Johnston, SOAS, University of London & Leverhulme Centre for Integrative >> Read more

Special issue of Agricultural Economics on gender and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa

The May 2015 issue of Agricultural Economics features articles on gender differences in sub-Saharan African agriculture. Papers are available here. This special issue contributes to the literature on gender differences in sub-Saharan African agriculture primarily by using new and innovative micro-data. The first six articles have a strong focus on understanding the extent and drivers of >> Read more

Launch of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture, and Food Security

The inaugural issue of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security is now available: http://www.agrigender.net/index.php Agri-Gender is an international, open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal. The main objective of Agri-Gender is to provide an intellectual platform for international scholars to publish their research work on gender, agriculture and food security.

Launch of online portal for Gender and Social Inclusion Toolbox

Earlier this year, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) together with partners, launched a Gender and Social Inclusion Toolbox for development research via a live-streamed event. We’ve now put the final touches on a platform dedicated to the toolbox, found here, which we encourage you to check out! Here >> Read more