Enhancing women’s assets to manage risk under climate change

A new volume of policy notes summarizes the findings from the project "Enhancing Women's Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches." From the IFPRI Research Program on Climate Change, Collective Action, and Women's Assets, the notes in this collection explore how to protect or strengthen women’s control over critical assets, including natural >> Read more

New technical guide on reducing the gender asset gap through agricultural development

IFPRI has produced a new technical guide, Reducing the Gender Asset Gap through Agricultural Development. This technical guide, an output from IFPRI’s Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP), explains the importance of assets—both tangible such as land, labor, and animals and intangible such as education, financial capital, and social networks—for development, and the wide gap that >> Read more

New updates to GAAP toolkit for collecting gender and asset data

The Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP) Gender & Assets toolkit, originally created in February 2012, has been updated to include case studies from each of the portfolio projects, a new section on key "lessons learned", and links to the tools used in each project. The new version of the toolkit can be found here. >> Read more

New CCAFS Working Paper reveals gender gap in adaptation capacity to climate change in Africa

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) has published a new working paper, How resilient are farming households, communities, men and women to a changing climate in Africa? (PDF), that highlights the gender gap in ownership of productive land and access to agricultural support services in Sub-Saharan Africa-- both of which are critical >> 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

Publication: Do men and women accumulate assets in different ways? Evidence from rural Bangladesh

This paper examines asset dynamics for husband-owned, wife-owned, and jointly owned assets, using unique longitudinal survey data from rural Bangladesh. Nonparametric and parametric methods are used to examine the shape of the dynamic asset frontier, the number of equilibria, and whether land and nonland asset stocks converge to such equilibria. The paper also investigates the >> Read more

Event (DC): Do Men and Women Accumulate Assets in Different Ways? Evidence from Rural Bangladesh

Agnes R. Quisumbing (International Food Policy Research Institute) Thursday, May 12th 2011 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Conference Room 4B - 4th Floor 2033 K Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20006 ** Brown Bag Format ** RSVP to B.Pereira@cgiar.org Abstract:  This paper examines asset dynamics for husband-owned, wife-owned, and jointly owned assets, using unique longitudinal survey >> Read more

Publication: Women, marriage and asset inheritance in Uganda

Using a unique dataset from Uganda, which collected individual-level asset ownership data and women’s life histories regarding assets, this paper examines the relationships between inheritance, marriage and asset ownership. Land is the most important asset in rural Uganda. The majority of couples (both married and those in consensual unions) report owning land jointly. Men who >> Read more

Publication: Planting Hybrids, Keeping Landraces: Agricultural Modernization and Tradition Among Small-Scale Maize Farmers in Chiapas, Mexico

Publication year: 2011 Source: World Development, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 22 February 2011 Mauricio R., Bellon , Jon, Hellin This paper examines how agricultural modernization and tradition interact among small-scale commercially-oriented maize farmers by studying shifts in area and number of farmers planting hybrids and landraces. Results show substantial yield increases but reductions >> Read more

Publication: Journal of Development Studies Special Section on Assets and Gender

Women's Property Rights and Gendered Policies: Implications for Women's Long-term Welfare in Rural Tanzania Amber Peterman Tenure Insecurity, Gender, Low-cost Land Certification and Land Rental Market Participation in Ethiopia Stein T. Holden; Klaus Deininger; Hosaena Ghebru How Access to Credit Affects Self-employment: Differences by Gender during India's Rural Banking Reform Nidhiya Menon; Yana van der Meulen Rodgers For >> Read more