Discussing agency, access, and accelerometers in Accra

Over 300 researchers gathered in Accra, Ghana, from June 25-29 for the 2018 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health (ANH) Academy Week. The week began with a lively learning lab – led by Erin Lentz, Jessica Heckert, Elena Martinez, and Sita Zougouri – on integrating gender into agriculture, nutrition, and health research, in which participants shared their >> Read more

Introducing pro-WEAI: A tool for measuring women’s empowerment in agricultural development projects

In April 2018, the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project, Phase 2 (GAAP2), launched the pilot version of the Project-Level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI). Pro-WEAI is a new survey-based index for measuring empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector. Developed jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Oxford >> Read more

How many people will an intervention reach? A how-to guide for indirectly estimating the number of pregnant women in a subpopulation

When deciding how to design or whether to fund a nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention, we need to know the potential scope of impact. How many people will we reach? On several occasions, we have been asked about the number of pregnant farmers in a country or region. This information is not readily available, but we can >> Read more

Gender roles in agriculture: Did anything change?

In March 2017, IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD) published a discussion paper about changing gender roles in agriculture, based on an analysis of 20 years of data from Ghana. In this blog, Monica Schuster, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Development Policy of the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Isabel Lambrecht, >> Read more