Counting the hours: The challenges of measuring time use

In July 2017, the World Bank released three methodological working papers discussing the challenges of measuring key areas of women’s empowerment, including time use, women’s agency, and ownership, control, and use of assets. This blog highlights one of these papers, “Measuring time use in development settings,” written by A4NH researchers Greg Seymour, Hazel Malapit, and >> Read more

Researchers highlight gender and equity at the ANH Academy Week

Gender and equity were hot topics of discussion at the 2017 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health (ANH) Scientific Symposium and Academy Week. Over 300 researchers from many disciplines and countries gathered from July 9-13 in Kathmandu, Nepal, to share their research and insights. The conference included an in-depth session on gender and equity, though these themes >> Read more

Transforming gender-relations in agriculture through women’s empowerment

This month on A4NH’s Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, we welcome commentary from our research partners at Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) on the benefits, challenges, and trade-offs for improving nutrition outcomes through women’s empowerment in agriculture. The LANSA consortium, of which A4NH is a member, is a multi-partner research effort led by M S >> Read more

Are there nutritional tradeoffs in increasing women’s time in agriculture?

The following post, by A4NH-IFPRI collaborator Hitomi Komatsu, was originally published on the Agrilinks site. Malnutrition is a severe problem, especially in poor households in developing countries. Many families are not well nourished because they do not have access to nutritious and diverse diets. Studies have shown that one way to improve nutrition among rural >> Read more