Monica Jain’s blog post on women’s time use in Bangladesh from last month's Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange generated a lot of discussion within the IFPRI gender team. Monica's findings differed from a recent IFPRI household survey in Bangladesh used to calculate the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index, and we wanted to examine the cause of the disparity. >> Read more
Guest contributors: Chiara Kovarik and Shalini Roy, IFPRI On Wednesday, June 18th, IFPRI hosted a one-day workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh, entitled “Gender and Agriculture: A Focus on Bangladesh,” attended by more than 90 participants. The workshop included presentations on multi-country agriculture and gender projects, with an emphasis on research results from Bangladesh.
A technical report on “The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI): Results from the 2011-2012 Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey,” by researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is available. The report presents the WEAI, computed for the Feed the Future zone as well as rural Bangladesh as a whole. IFPRI-PRSSP_Bangladesh WEAI Report