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. 

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. 

Reducing the gender asset gap through agricultural development

The Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP), jointly led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PIM, and United Nations Foundation, has just released a new Technical Resource Guide, Reducing the Gender Asset Gap through Agricultural Development. Assets are fundamental >> Read more

Women’s land ownership and decision-making

Do women landowners manage the plots of land that they own?  There has been surprisingly little research on this question, although the answer is crucial to investigating whether there are gender differences in productivity or the adoption of new technology, among other issues.  This lacuna in the knowledge base is due to several factors, including >> Read more

Avoiding a blank stare

Using cognitive pretesting to improve the WEAI As a researcher, how often have you wondered whether survey respondents understand your survey questions? Ensuring that survey questions generate the intended information is especially tricky when asking questions on topics that don’t have standardized modules. When a carefully crafted question is met by a blank stare, giggle, >> Read more