Gendered pathways need gendered approaches

Women watering crops in Ethiopia. (IFPRI/F.G.Mariam)

A new magazine article in Rural 21: The International Journal for Rural Development references the A4NH gender strategy in presenting why really gender matters when it comes to achieving food and nutrition security. Co-authors, Hazel Malapit, A4NH Gender Research Coordinator, and Agnes Quisumbing, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow, demonstrate how the pathways through which agriculture and health can improve nutrition are gendered. Research shows that even within households, the constraints that limit access to nutritious foods, and the preferences on food and resource allocation can both be differentiated by gender, which is why approaches to improving nutrition must also consider gender roles in order to succeed.

Read the full article on the Rural 21 website and learn more about A4NH’s gender work on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange (GNIE) blog.