Considering gender in irrigation: Technology adoption for women farmers

Access to water for irrigation is essential for agricultural families in many areas, yet women and men farmers have unequal access to irrigation technologies. When women benefit from irrigation technologies, this can lead to improved household nutrition and health. In this blog, originally published on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Food for Thought blog, >> 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

What are we really measuring? The importance of validating survey items to understand women’s empowerment

The project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI) is a survey-based tool that measures women’s empowerment and inclusion in agricultural development projects. In a recent discussion paper led by Kathryn Yount, Professor and Asa Griggs Candler Chair of Global Health at Emory University, a team of colleagues from Emory University and the International Food Policy >> 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