How Women Can Maximize the Nutrition and Health Benefits of Irrigation for All

In response to increasing interest in how health has bearings on the gender-agriculture-nutrition framework, A4NH organized a seminar on Agriculture, Gender, and Health: Tracing the Links on October 20, 2015. The seminar provided three case studies in how gender dynamics in rural livelihoods influence health, and in turn, nutrition. Kelly Jones shared an overview of >> Read more

It’s about time: Interpreting time use results from two studies in Bangladesh

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

Workshop on gender and agriculture in Bangladesh a success

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.

Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index Report Available

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