Dietary Diversity 101

Why are dietary diversity indicators considered a good choice for measuring effects of agricultural development programs on nutrition? The Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange invites Marie Ruel, Division Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition, at the International Food Policy Research Institute, to explain.   The observant reader will have noticed that we’re talking about dietary diversity (DD) indicators, >> Read more

Three things you need to know about sex-disaggregated data

Collecting sex-disaggregated data is one of the most common approaches that researchers use to integrate gender in their agriculture-nutrition-health research. However, researchers new to this method may be unsure about why it’s important and what it entails. We asked two gender researchers from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), Cheryl Doss, >> Read more

Viewing Ag-Nutrition Pathways Through a Gender Lens

From December 6-7, nearly 40 scientists representing 10 CGIAR Research Programs and their partners convened in Nairobi to discuss the role of gender in achieving nutritional impact for the poor through agriculture. Convened and led by the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) in response to demand from within the CGIAR, >> Read more

Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index Report Available

A technical report on “The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI): Results from the 2011-2012 Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey,” by researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is available. The report presents the WEAI, computed for the Feed the Future zone as well as rural Bangladesh as a whole. IFPRI-PRSSP_Bangladesh WEAI Report