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

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

Researchers and partners in Washington, DC, discuss progress on the project-level WEAI

Understanding and measuring women’s empowerment is a critical component of ensuring progress in achieving development outcomes. Yet for decades, work in this area lacked standards and consistent measurement tools, which made it impossible for researchers and implementers to share learning and track progress and impact. In 2012, the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index, or WEAI, >> Read more