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

BLOGPOST: An end in sight to early marriage in Bangladesh? IFPRI data show substantial decline in practice

By Akhter Ahmed, Farha Sufian, and Julie Ghostlaw To what extent does marriage age affect family nutrition outcomes? It has long been common practice in Bangladesh for girls to marry early—before their 18th birthday. Girls who marry young are more likely to become pregnant while in their teens. Teen pregnancies tend to have a higher risk of >> Read more

Agrilinks WEBINAR: Breaking Barriers: Integrating Gender and Nutrition Into Extension Services

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16 Time: 9:30-11:00am EDT Location: Online Extension professionals are fully committed to improving rural livelihoods and strengthening communities, but there is still a great need across the board to better integrate gender and nutrition into their services. Join our next Ag Sector Council event, where the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural >> Read more

Agrilinks Webinar: Yes, G-CAN! Endorsing Food Security With Gender-Responsive and Climate-Resilient Agriculture

On November 10, 9:30am - 11:00am, Agrilinks will host a webinar on the Feed the Future Gender-Sensitive Climate-Smart Agriculture for Nutrition (G-CAN) initiative and how it aims to support USAID on the new USAID Global Food Security Strategy. Specifically, G-CAN plans to achieve the following outputs: A framework for integrating gender and nutrition into climate >> Read more

BLOGPOST: Keeping doors open through investments in adolescent schooling and nutrition: Lessons from IFPRI’s Impact Evaluations

Adolescence is a crucial stage of life as it shapes an individual’s well-being throughout their life course and affects the well-being of future generations. Using evidence from IFPRIs impact evaluations, Agnes Quisumbing and Crossley Pinkstaff, Senior Research Fellow and Research Analyst in IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, present a case for why adolescence is >> Read more

BLOGPOST: A4NH Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange: Women’s empowerment linked to more diverse diets in rural Ethiopia

This month’s post on the A4NH’s Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange looks at how women’s empowerment affects nutrition outcomes in one of A4NHs priority countries, Ethiopia. We speak to Feiruz Yimer and Fanaye Tadesse, Research Officers at IFPRI’s Ethiopia Strategy Support Program, who use Ethiopian household survey data to investigate the link between women’s empowerment and diversity >> Read more

WEBINAR, August 24: Assessing Agricultural Technologies for their Impacts on Gender Roles and Nutrition

Designing and disseminating technologies through Agricultural Extension Services in a gender-responsive and nutrition-sensitive way can help extend the benefits of technologies like increased productivity, income, and food availability to both men and women. Join the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) webinar to learn about a new methodology to assess the degree >> 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

EVENT: INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

REGISTER:  http://bit.ly/1XCwkr9 MORE INFO:  ingenaes.Illinois.edu/2017symposium

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