Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

To commemorate International Women's Day, Sophie Theis, a gender researcher at IFPRI, has written a blog post describing the importance of gender as a development issue, the progress that has been made on gender over the last 20 years, and the contribution of IFPRI's research to a better understanding of the issues. This interesting retrospective piece >> Read more

Challenges to measuring women’s decisionmaking power

There is broad agreement that women's empowerment is an important aspect of addressing the gender gap in agriculture and improving food security and nutrition for the rural poor. Decisionmaking power is seen as fundamental to women's empowerment. Furthermore, women's decisionmaking power is critical to child nutrition, along with nutrition knowledge and access to appropriate foods, because women are usually the caretakers and >> Read more