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

Two more things you need to know about sex-disaggregated data

This month we’re continuing a conversation we started in May with two gender researchers from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). Cheryl Doss, an economist at Yale University, and Caitlin Kieran, Senior Research Assistant on gender for PIM at the International Food Policy Research Institute, tell us a bit more about >> Read more