The evolution of mainstreaming nutrition in Africa’s agriculture sector

Platforms for collective goals Periodically, the African Union (AU) releases declarations by the Heads of AU Member States on national commitments towards collective goals. That is—coordinated efforts by individual African nations towards common development goals for the continent and its regions. Against this background, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was started based on >> Read more

New Dietary Diversity Indicator for Women

A new dietary diversity indicator to assess the micronutrient adequacy of women’s diets has been developed, called Minimum Dietary Diversity – Women (MDD-W).

Two more things you need to know about sex-disaggregated data

This month we’re continuing a conversation we started in May with two gender researchers from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). Cheryl Doss, an economist at Yale University, and Caitlin Kieran, Senior Research Assistant on gender for PIM at the International Food Policy Research Institute, tell us a bit more about >> Read more

Why we need a gender and empowerment development outcome

How important is it to consider gender and empowerment as distinct development outcomes of agriculture research? If our research programs are targeting women or other marginal groups to benefit from key outcomes like improved income, productivity, or nutrition, what’s left to measure in a gender and empowerment outcome?   Nancy Johnson, Senior Research Fellow for >> Read more