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

BLOG: Women’s access to land in Ghana: Are we asking the right questions and are we drawing the right conclusions?

Originally posted on the Engendering Data Blog, maintained by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets By Isabel Lambrecht, IFPRI With increased recognition of the importance of gender in development, researchers now often collect data disaggregated at the individual or intra-household level, sometimes with a great amount of detail involved. Yet, once in a >> Read more

BLOG: Rooted in Equality, Gender and REDD+ Roadmaps Pave the Way for Enhancing Women’s Participation in the Forestry Sector

REDD+ has the potential to enhance conservation and advance women's participation to forest governance. In this blog, Maggie Roth discusses how IUCN-initiated "Gender and REDD+ Roadmaps" have helped to include more women into REDD+ decision making in Cameroon, Ghana and Uganda. Visit the CAPRi Blog for the full article.

BLOGPOST: “As a wife I will help, manage, and love” The value of qualitative research in understanding land tenure and gender in Ghana

Reposted from the IFPRI Research Blog In this post I argue that qualitative field work aiming at understanding the local context is not a frivolous activity. For highly contested topics, such as gender and land, and in contexts where custom dominates, rigorous qualitative empirical work may lead to valuable insights and research outputs. The literature >> Read more

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation: Technical Workshops on gender and irrigation

Reposted from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) website. Upcoming workshops in Ghana (April 13-14) and Tanzania (April 20-21) will carry forward this dialogue and forge new networks of government agents and practitioners working at the interface of gender and irrigation. If you work in these countries and would like more information >> Read more

New publication: What dimensions of women’s empowerment matter for nutrition in Ghana?

Abstract: This paper investigates linkages between women’s empowerment in agriculture and the nutritional status of women and children using 2012 baseline data from the Feed the Future population-based survey in northern Ghana. Using a new survey-based index, the women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index, we conduct individual-level analyses of nutrition-related indicators including exclusive breastfeeding, children’s dietary diversity >> Read more