Adaptation actions in Africa: Evidence that gender matters

This story by Manon Koningstein was originally posted on the CCAFS News Blog and features the new paper on adaptation actions in Africa suggesting that targeting women with climate and agricultural information is likely to result in uptake of new agricultural practices for adaptation. 

RTB develops partnerships with US universities for gender research

We are happy to cross-post this blog story by the fellow CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB ) on the new partnerships promoting gender research. PIM is supporting the piloting of the tool to measure intra-household income allocation mentioned in the blog, under the leadership of Dr. Kayte Meola. Lisa Anderberg from Clark >> Read more

Interviewing spouses: Separately or together?

EnGendering Data Blog There is an emerging literature about the importance of interviewing both a man and a woman within each household in household surveys.  Yet little attention has been given to the question of whether spouses should be interviewed separately or together. 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: IFPRI/PIM Associate Research Fellow with gender focus

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is recruiting an Associate Research Fellow (ARF) to further the analytical work on gender undertaken within the Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) portfolio, with particular focus on how constraints associated with gender affect adoption of improved technologies and management practices and attainment of food security, asset accumulation, and >> Read more

Enhancing women’s assets to manage risk under climate change: potential for group-based approaches

PIM’s lead center IFPRI has just released a collections of notes under the project “Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches”. The project aims to help poor women farmers and pastoralists in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia—especially those in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, and Bangladesh—manage risks under >> Read more