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. Malnutrition is a severe problem, especially in poor households in developing countries. Many families are not well nourished because they do not have access to nutritious and diverse diets. Studies have shown that one way to improve nutrition among rural >> Read more

It is time: Why time matters in agriculture-nutrition pathways

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, we asked Sara Stevano, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics in SOAS, University of London and the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), to share findings from a recent systematic review on agriculture, time use, and nutrition. Assessing the available evidence, Sara identifies >> Read more

It’s about time: Interpreting time use results from two studies in Bangladesh

Monica Jain’s blog post on women’s time use in Bangladesh from last month's Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange generated a lot of discussion within the IFPRI gender team. Monica's findings differed from a recent IFPRI household survey in Bangladesh used to calculate the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index, and we wanted to examine the cause of the disparity. >> Read more

Addressing complexities of measuring women’s time use in Bangladesh

Collecting accurate time use data is notoriously challenging across demographics, and gender norms relating to definitions of work can even further obscure accurate time use reporting. This month, Monica Jain,  Associate Research Fellow at HarvestPlus, shares with us lessons learned on how to measure and analyze women’s time use. By accounting for seasonality, income, and education, her >> Read more