International Women’s Day 2016: Empowering women with data and evidence in Bangladesh

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange we celebrate International Women's Day 2016. In this blog, originally published on IFPRI's website, Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow at the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND), IFPRI, talks about how data and evidence on women's empowerment inspired policymakers and program implementers in Bangladesh to launch an agriculture initiative which >> Read more

Development of a project-level WEAI begins at the GAAP2 inception workshop

The second phase of the Gender, Agriculture and Assets Program (GAAP2) is hosted within A4NH. GAAP2 aims to develop measurements for women’s empowerment in agricultural development programs and a large number of projects chosen to be part of GAAP2 seek to improve nutritional outcomes either through direct interventions or indirectly via increases in income through >> Read more

Are there nutritional tradeoffs in increasing women’s time in agriculture?

The following post, by A4NH-IFPRI collaborator Hitomi Komatsu, was originally published on the Agrilinks site. This post was updated in 2018 to reflect the findings of the final paper, which was published in Food Policy.  Malnutrition is a severe problem, especially in poor households in developing countries. Many families are not well nourished because they >> Read more

Linking Agriculture and Health Through the Gender Lens

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, we continue our series on the interaction of health with the gender-agriculture-nutrition framework. This series is based on a seminar organized by A4NH on Agriculture, Gender, and Health: Tracing the Links on October 20, 2015 which provided three case studies on how gender dynamics in rural livelihoods influence >> Read more