Using participatory mapping with a gender lens to understand how landscapes are used for nutrition

Many rural people derive their sustenance from sources embedded in their landscape – the cropland, pasture, trees, forests and rivers of their surroundings. The diversity of food in people's diets can be closely linked to how people manage the landscape. Yet there are often significant differences in how men and women interact with the landscape. >> Read more

Building Pathways to Success: Why HarvestPlus Commissioned a Strategic Gender Assessment

Doing gender research is one thing; integrating gender into a research program is another altogether.  HarvestPlus recently completed a year-long Strategic Gender Assessment to reflect critically on the research program's attention to gender and gendered impacts.  This month, Howarth Bouis, Director, HarvestPlus, describes how commissioning a strategic gender assessment will help HarvestPlus more systematically address gender throughout the research >> Read more

Reflections from the field: Implementing the Global Study on Gender Norms and Capabilities for Agricultural Innovation

Qualitative research has enormous potential to produce rich data that can be used to design agricultural interventions that take into consideration the cultural context, gender norms, identities, and socioeconomic factors that influence knowledge, attitudes and practices. This month, Johanna Bergman Lodin, a postdoctoral fellow at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), shares her perspective >> Read more

The results may surprise you: Analyzing sex-disaggregated data

You might have observed a theme around sex-disaggregated data emerging in our posts on the GNIE. Why? We ask Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition division,  at the International Food Policy Research Institute, to explain how this type of data are critical in agriculture research which explores the linkages between >> Read more