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

‘Equality for women is progress for all’

The theme for this year's International Women’s Day (March 8th) is: 'Equality for women is progress for all.' The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, 1975. It has evolved into an occasion for reflecting on progress made, a call for change, and celebration of acts of courage and determination by women around >> 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