Measuring progress toward empowerment

cross-posted from IFPRI Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index: Baseline Report This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarizing both findings from the WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outcomes of interest to the US Government’s Feed the Future initiative. These poverty, >> Read more

“An opportunity to dream big”

On May 8, 2014, the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP) hosted an Outreach Workshop on Addressing Gender, Agriculture, and Assets in Agricultural Development Projects at IFPRI to present lessons learned during the four years of its work (2010-2014). GAAP, jointly led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Livestock Research >> Read more

Three things you need to know about sex-disaggregated data

cross-posted from A4NH Collecting sex-disaggregated data is one of the most common approaches that researchers use to integrate gender in their agriculture-nutrition-health research. However, researchers new to this method may be unsure about why it’s important and what it entails. We asked two gender researchers from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets >> Read more

Women’s Individual and Joint Property Ownership: Effects on Household Decisionmaking

Researchers and policymakers increasingly recognize the important links between women’s property rights, household decisionmaking, and women’s empowerment. If you increase a woman’s property rights, you increase her bargaining power within the household, which can boost the productivity of that household and will also increase the woman’s overall empowerment. In their new IFPRI/PIM discussion paper Women’s >> Read more

Killer factcheck: ‘Women own 2% of land’ = not true. What do we really know about women and land?

This blog was originally written for oxfamblogs. Cheryl Doss argues that (as with ‘70% of the world’s poor are women‘) we need to stop using the unfounded ‘women own 2% of theworld’s farmland’ stat, and start using some of the real numbers that are emerging (while also demanding much better gender data). Cheryl Doss is a >> Read more