JOB OPPORTUNITY: IFPRI Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst with Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

Summary: Support evaluation & learning, and integration of gender, equity and empowerment research. To apply, please visit www.ifpri.org, click on “Jobs” and then click on “Other Positions” to link you to Position #17-102 –Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst, A4NH. IFPRI VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:                                   >> 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

How Women Can Maximize the Nutrition and Health Benefits of Irrigation for All

In a new A4NH Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange post, Elizabeth Bryan builds on the agriculture-nutrition framework to examine the gendered pathways through which small-scale irrigation can affect nutrition and health outcomes. Read the blogpost here.  Also, in case you missed it: In response to increasing interest in how health has bearings on the gender-agriculture-nutrition framework, A4NH organized a seminar >> Read more

A4NH/IFPRI Gender Seminar: Gender, Agriculture, and Health: Tracing the Links

UPDATE: Recording of the screencast and presentations are now available on Slideshare. The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the IFPRI Gender Task Force invite you to: Gender, Agriculture, and Health: Tracing the Links Three 15-minute presentations from: Kelly Jones on livelihood shocks and sexual health Research Fellow, Markets, Trade, >> Read more

Publication: “Focus on Families and Culture: A guide for conducting a participatory assessment on maternal and child nutrition”

For many years Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) programs have focused on women of reproductive age (WRA) given that they and their young offspring are the primary risk groups. This choice has also been influenced by the idea that WRA act independently regarding MCHN practices. In the past few years, programs have increasingly involved men based >> Read more

Publication: Can conditional cash transfers improve maternal health and birth outcomes?

Evidence from El Salvador’s Comunidades Solidarias Rurales Although conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are traditionally evaluated in relation to child schooling and nutrition outcomes, there is growing interest in specifically examining maternal and reproductive health impacts. However, since data collection is not typically designed to evaluate these outcomes and sample sizes are often limited, there is >> Read more

Publication: IFPRI 2020 Brief on ‘Gender: A key dimension linking agricultural programs to improved nutrition and health’

Improving the livelihoods and well-being of the rural poor is an important aim of agricultural development, promoted through agricultural intensification and commercialization strategies. But improved agricultural productivity does not necessarily translate into improved health and nutrition, either for producers or consumers. How can standard agricultural development strategies—promoting agricultural intensification, greater linkages to markets, and high-value >> Read more

Publication: “Supply Shocks and Gender Bias in Child Health Investments: Evidence from the ICDS Programme in India,”

Chakravarty, Abhishek (2010) The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 10 : Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 88. This paper examines whether a permanent increase in the supply of immunisations reduces or intensifies the gender bias in immunisation against female children in India. It also investigates the effect of duration of exposure to the >> Read more

News: UN Foundation Commits $400 Million to Support Maternal, Child Health

UN Foundation Commits $400 Million to Support Maternal, Child Health Together with UN agencies and partner organizations, the UN Foundation will seek to address global health priorities, including childhood immunizations, malaria prevention, clean cooking solutions, and access to reproductive health services.... More»