Introducing pro-WEAI: A tool for measuring women’s empowerment in agricultural development projects

In April 2018, the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project, Phase 2 (GAAP2), launched the pilot version of the Project-Level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI). Pro-WEAI is a new survey-based index for measuring empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector. Developed jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Oxford >> Read more

Gender considerations in informal food markets in sub-Saharan Africa

In this blog, originally posted on Agrilinks, Kristina Roesel, postdoctoral scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), discusses how gender roles can influence health risks in Africa's informal food markets. Kristina previously served as coordinator of ILRI's Safe Food Fair Food project. Gender moves beyond biology to consider the socially constructed roles, behavior, activities, >> Read more

Can WFP’s Food Assistance for Assets contribute to women’s empowerment and nutrition?

In 2017, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) published a report on a five-country study on how WFP’s Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) work can contribute to empowering women and improving their nutrition. In this blog, a Senior Consultant for WFP, Zalynn Peishi, highlights some of the study’s findings. Findings from this study will >> Read more

Is migration improving household food security? Evidence from Far West Nepal

Utilizing quantitative and qualitative approaches, Jeeyon Janet Kim, a PhD Candidate from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, investigates the linkages between ­­migration, household food security, and women’s status. In this blog, she shares findings on how male out-migration affects household food security in Far West Nepal.     In >> Read more