Publication: Gender-specific Approaches, Rural Institutions and Technological Innovations

A new publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), is available, titled: Gender-specific Approaches, Rural Institutions and Technological Innovations: Identifying Demand- and Supply-Side Constraints and Opportunities in Access, Adoption, and Impact of Agricultural Technological Innovations. >> Read more

Gender Methods Seminar: Using Cognitive Testing and Vignettes in the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

Today, IFPRI hosted a Gender Methods Seminar: Using Cognitive Testing and Vignettes in the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI). Abstract: Presented by Katie Sproule and Chiara Kovarik, this Gender Methods Seminar will focus on lessons learned from two recent field tests done for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI). Using the qualitative methods of >> 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

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

Resource: New from IFPRI on Gender Summer 2010

IFPRI Discussion Papers Amber Peterman, Agnes Quisumbing, Julia Behrman and Ephraim Nkonya on ‘Understanding gender differences in agricultural productivity in Uganda and Nigeria’   Neha Kumar and Agnes Quisumbing on ‘Does Social Capital Build Women’s Assets: The long-term impacts of group–based and individual dissemination of agricultural technology in Bangladesh.’   Neha Kumar and Agnes Quisumbing >> Read more

Publication: Does Social Capital Build Women’s Assets?

Neha Kumar and Agnes Quisumbing This paper investigates the long–term impact of agricultural technologies, disseminated using different implementation modalities, on men’s and women’s asset accumulation in rural Bangladesh. Data were collected in 1996–97 to examine the effects of the adoption of new vegetable varieties and polyculture fishpond management technologies on household resource allocation, incomes, and >> Read more

Event (DC): U.S. Foreign Policy and Rural Women– A Gender Integration Approach to Diplomacy and Development

Cindy Huang, Feed the Future & Wenchi Yu, U.S. Department of State Chair: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI Friday, July 16th, 2010 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm The U.S. Department of State and USAID have made gender equality a priority in their development and diplomacy efforts. As a flagship initiative, Feed the Future is an example of >> Read more

Publications: New IFPRI Discussion Papers

(PHND) - IFPRI DP 00991 – Exploring the Long-term Impact of Development Interventions Within Life-history Narratives in Rural Bangladesh. Peter Davis http://www.ifpri.org/publication/exploring-long-term-impact-development-interventions-within-life-history-narratives-rura (KCID) - IFPRI DP 00992 – Impact of Farmer Field Schools on Agricultural Productivity and Poverty in East Africa. Kristin Davis, Ephraim Nkonya,  Ephraim Nkonya, Edward Kato, Daniel Ayalew Mekonnen, Martins Odendo, Richard >> Read more

New Discussion Papers from IFPRI with a Gender Component

Food Security and Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa: Current State and Future Perspectives Clemens Breisinger, Teunis van Rheenen, Claudia Ringler, Alejandro Nin Pratt, Nicolas Minot, Catherine Aragon, Bingxin Yu, Olivier Ecker, Tingju Zhu Assessing Food Security in Yemen: An Innovative Integrated, Cross-Sector, and Multilevel Approach Olivier Ecker, Clemens Breisinger, Christen McCool, >> Read more

Multimedia: PPT on Gender Research at IFPRI; Strategic Directions and Reflections

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