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

Transforming gender-relations in agriculture through women’s empowerment

This month on A4NH’s Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, we welcome commentary from our research partners at Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) on the benefits, challenges, and trade-offs for improving nutrition outcomes through women’s empowerment in agriculture. The LANSA consortium, of which A4NH is a member, is a multi-partner research effort led by M S >> Read more

Gendered pathways need gendered approaches

A new magazine article in Rural 21: The International Journal for Rural Development references the A4NH gender strategy in presenting why really gender matters when it comes to achieving food and nutrition security. Co-authors, Hazel Malapit, A4NH Gender Research Coordinator, and Agnes Quisumbing, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow, demonstrate how the pathways through which agriculture and >> Read more

Developing a nutrition-sensitive pro-WEAI

This month on A4NH’s Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, we continue our series of blogs on the second phase of the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Program (GAAP2). GAAP2 aims to develop a validated indicator to measure women’s empowerment in agricultural development programs (pro-WEAI) which includes a nutrition-specific module to be used by programs with nutrition outcomes. In this blog, >> Read more