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

‘The other Asian enigma’

A4NH partner in tackling undernutrition, LANSA, just released a new policy brief titled, The other Asian enigma: Explaining the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Bangladesh. LANSA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia) is a research partnership of six organizations, led by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, working together to find out how agriculture and agri-food systems can be better >> Read more

Workshop on gender and agriculture in Bangladesh a success

Guest contributors: Chiara Kovarik and Shalini Roy, IFPRI   On Wednesday, June 18th, IFPRI hosted a one-day workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh, entitled “Gender and Agriculture: A Focus on Bangladesh,” attended by more than 90 participants. The workshop included presentations on multi-country agriculture and gender projects, with an emphasis on research results from Bangladesh.