Gender, headship, and the life cycle: Landownership in four Asian countries

Despite increasing evidence that households do not always function as one, policies regarding land and property rights are often formulated at the household level, assuming the primary adult male is the landowner. Because land policy reform has typically focused on changing household, rather than individual, rights to land, many of the data are collected at >> Read more

How sex-disaggregated land statistics can help monitor progress of the new Sustainable Development Goals

For decades feminist economists and women’s rights advocates have made the case that the lack of data on women’s land rights has limited the ability to understand how this affects food security and rural poverty. However, recent developments may help us to overcome this challenge. The new SDGs have identified women’s land rights as a >> Read more

Agri-Gender: Special issue on Gender and Policies, Markets, and Institutions

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender) and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) celebrated the International Day of Rural Women (October 15) this year by the release of a new issue focused on making women more visible in agricultural policies, institutions, and markets. This is the first volume of a two-part special issue on Gender and >> Read more

Patterns of agricultural production among male and female holders in Ethiopia

The new report "Patterns of Agricultural Production among Male and Female Holders: Evidence from Agricultural Sample Surveys in Ethiopia" by the Research for Ethiopia's Agriculture Policy (REAP) project explores gender differences in how Ethiopian farmers engage in agricultural production.

RTB and PIM collaborate to make value chain work gender responsive

This blog was originally posted on the Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) website. With the aim of making postharvest work more inclusive, effective and equitable, RTB teamed up with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) to support efforts to integrate gender into value chain approaches, tools and interventions.