Can WFP’s Food Assistance for Assets contribute to women’s empowerment and nutrition?

In 2017, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) published a report on a five-country study on how WFP’s Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) work can contribute to empowering women and improving their nutrition. In this blog, a Senior Consultant for WFP, Zalynn Peishi, highlights some of the study’s findings. Findings from this study will >> Read more

A framework for measuring women’s empowerment at multiple levels

Gender and equity are cross-cutting themes across the five flagship programs of the CGIAR’s Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). In this blog, Dr. Kathryn Yount, Professor and Asa Griggs Candler Chair of Global Health at Emory University and member of the External Advisory Committee of the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project >> Read more

Reach, benefit, or empower: Clarifying gender strategies of development projects

In light of growing evidence on the important role of women in agriculture, development projects are increasingly incorporating gender in their project strategies. In this blog, Sophie Theis and Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Research Analyst and Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD), discuss the need to differentiate and classify a project’s approach >> Read more

Women’s empowerment linked to more diverse diets in rural Ethiopia

This month’s post on the A4NH’s Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange looks at how women’s empowerment affects nutrition outcomes in one of A4NHs priority countries, Ethiopia. We speak to Feiruz Yimer and Fanaye Tadesse, Research Officers at IFPRI’s Ethiopia Strategy Support Program, who use Ethiopian household survey data to investigate the link between women’s empowerment and diversity >> Read more