Journal article: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the WEAI survey instruments

The purpose of cognitive interviewing is to systematically identify and analyze sources of response error in surveys, and to use that information to improve the quality and accuracy of survey instruments. The new paper describes the cognitive interviews undertaken in Bangladesh and Uganda in 2014 as part of the second round of pilots intended to refine the original version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agricultural Index (WEAI).

Journal article: Women in agriculture: Four myths

This paper by Cheryl Doss, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, and Sophie Theis just published in Global Food Security inspects four pervasive gender myths: 1) Women account for 70% of the world's poor; 2) Women produce 60–80% of the world's food; 3) Women own 1% of the world's land; and 4) Women are better stewards of the environment.

Webinar: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index – What have we learned?

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), launched in 2012, has been widely used to measure and understand women’s empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector. This webinar will provide an overview of the tool and take stock of what we’re learning so far on women’s empowerment in agriculture based on results from surveys, ongoing pilot studies, and other analyses using WEAI data.

Women’s access to land in Ghana: Are we asking the right questions, drawing the right conclusions?

With increased recognition of the importance of gender in development, researchers now often collect data disaggregated at the individual or intra-household level, sometimes with a great amount of detail involved. Yet, once in a while we may need to step back and reflect whether we are asking the right questions and whether we are making >> Read more

Gender and Land Statistics: new FAO info-note based on a collaborative work with PIM

FAO Gender and Land team has recently published a new info-note on the linkages between Gender and Land Statistics. Land statistics disaggregated by sex are essential to highlighting the disparities in secure land rights between women and men. With that in mind, in 2014 FAO joined forced with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, >> Read more