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Gender and sustainability: A matter of balance

Rumor has it that women are naturally the more environmentally conscious sex. As farmers, mothers, and keepers of the earth, they are the ones who selflessly care for the planet and will bear disproportionate burden as it is degraded.

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Why women’s empowerment is worth measuring

How can agriculture be a path to gender equality? The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a transformational tool that identifies ways to empower women working in agriculture. The project team recently announced the release of a new…

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Improving food systems for better lives

Although we have successfully reached the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty and hunger at the global level, an estimated 795 million people continue to suffer from hunger while two billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.…

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It is time

Sara Stevano   shares findings from a recent systematic review, also presented at an  IFPRI Policy Seminar on May 7, 2015.

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Filling the legal void?

Tanzania recently passed new legislation that provides a glowing example of legal commitment to improving women’s land rights. However, in this setting as elsewhere, local interpretation and implementation can water down a policy’s effectiveness.…

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Why gender matters for food safety

The following is an excerpted version of a blog story  originally published on the CGIARResearch Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) website. The story relates closely to this year’s theme for  World Health Day, which highlights the…

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Women’s empowerment in agriculture

On March 8, IFPRI joins individuals and organizations around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. The theme this year, “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” urges us to both celebrate connections between women and…

Women with infant in Ethiopia
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Women's empowerment in agriculture

On March 8, IFPRI joins individuals and organizations around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. The theme this year, “ Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It! ” urges us to both celebrate connections between women and…

Women at the AusAid-supported Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Bridging the divide between women and men farmers in Ethiopia

The following article was jointly written by  Sarah McMullan  from IFPRI’s  Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division  and  Caitlin Kieran from the  CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets. Women make up about half of the  labor  force…

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Women hold the key to better nutrition through biofortification

Vitamin A deficiency is a widespread public health concern, particularly for children in the developing world. A lack of vitamin A in the diet can lead to stunted physical and mental development, heighten susceptibility to disease, and even result in…

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