Identifying challenges and constraints experienced by women smallholder farmers in northern Ghana

The Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab’s Socioeconomic and Gender Equity Research team explores how gender-based inequalities and constraints impact smallholder farmers’ productivity. They developed an adapted version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index, called WEAI+, that includes a module focused on soybean production. In this blog, Rosemary Keane describes the results of a >> Read more

How many people will an intervention reach? A how-to guide for indirectly estimating the number of pregnant women in a subpopulation

When deciding how to design or whether to fund a nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention, we need to know the potential scope of impact. How many people will we reach? On several occasions, we have been asked about the number of pregnant farmers in a country or region. This information is not readily available, but we can >> Read more

Gender roles in agriculture: Did anything change?

In March 2017, IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD) published a discussion paper about changing gender roles in agriculture, based on an analysis of 20 years of data from Ghana. In this blog, Monica Schuster, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Development Policy of the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Isabel Lambrecht, >> Read more

The results may surprise you: Analyzing sex-disaggregated data

You might have observed a theme around sex-disaggregated data emerging in our posts on the GNIE. Why? We ask Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition division,  at the International Food Policy Research Institute, to explain how this type of data are critical in agriculture research which explores the linkages between >> Read more