New publication: Gender, Assets, and Agricultural Development: Lessons from Eight Projects

Originally posted on the Gender, Agriculture, and Asset Project (GAAP) website.  A new paper co-authored by GAAP PIs and other  GAAP1 team members, synthesizing the findings of the 8 impact evaluations of projects which were part of the first phase of GAAP, is now available. The evaluations used mixed methods to show the impact agricultural development programs >> Read more

Takeaways from twenty years of gender and rural development research at IFPRI: Closing gender gaps in agriculture through property rights and governance

The following blog by IFPRI gender experts Sophie Theis, Agnes Quisumbing, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick is the second in a four-part series leading up to the Policy Seminar on "Beijing +20 and Beyond: How Gender Research Is Changing the Landscape of Food Policy," to be held on October 14, 2015 at IFPRI's Washington, DC headquarters. This >> 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

Publication: Gender, assets, and market-oriented agriculture: learning from high-value crop and livestock projects in Africa and Asia

A new paper synthesizing findings and “lessons learned” from four of the Gender, Assets, and Agriculture projects (LandOLakes, CARE-Bangladesh, HarvestPlus REU, and HKI Burkina Faso) is available online on the Agriculture and Human Values journal website. Abstract: Strengthening the abilities of smallholder farmers in developing countries, particularly women farmers, to produce for both home and the market >> 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