Gendered pathways and puzzles in agriculture-nutrition research

Agnes Quisumbing (Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI) recently participated in the 5th annual Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) conference, which focused this year on “agri-health research.” Returning from the conference, Agnes reflects on how far we’ve come in terms of recognizing gendered linkages within agriculture-nutrition research and where there are opportunities >> 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

‘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