Gendered time and energy expenditure in rural livelihoods: Different sides of the same coin?

Understanding how women and men allocate their time and energy is crucial for creating gender-sensitive agricultural interventions. However, data on time use alone does not tell us how much energy people expend on different activities. In this blog, Giacomo Zanello and Fiorella Picchioni of the University of Reading describe two case studies in India and >> Read more

Equity for women and men means looking beyond gender

Gender is just one of the many social dimensions that make up an individual. In honor of International Women's Day, A4NH Gender Research Coordinator Hazel Malapit reflects on A4NH's approach to closing gender gaps and addressing inequities in agriculture, nutrition, and health.   Gender equity means giving equal value to women’s and men’s lives. Often, >> Read more

Collecting time use data: Accelerometers or survey methods?

How people spend their time can influence their health, nutrition, and income. However, accurately measuring time use can be very challenging. In this blog, Vidya S.R. Vemireddy, a PhD candidate in applied economics at the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition at Cornell University, compares two methods of measuring time use – 24-hour recall surveys >> Read more

Does empowering women benefit household members equitably? An analysis of women’s empowerment and dietary quality in Bangladesh

In this blog, we talk with Agnes Quisumbing, a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute about her recent article on women’s empowerment and dietary quality across the life course in Bangladesh. Quisumbing and her co-author, Esha Sraboni, a PhD candidate at Brown University, use nationally-representative data from Bangladesh to examine how >> Read more