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Putting Gender on the Map in Sub-Saharan Africa

No stone should go unturned in efforts to boost agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet researchers have only begun to give serious attention to one crucial aspect of this complex challenge: gender. On World Water Day, IFPRI and the…

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International Women's Day 2012

On March 7th, the eve of  International Women's Day, a launch event was held at the Houses of Parliament for the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI). The Index was released at the UN in New York on February 28. The theme for this year's…

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The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) have come together to develop a Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture…

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Gender Equality and Development

This year's  World Development Report  on “Gender Equality and Development,” released on September 19 by the World Bank, argues that gender equality is a core development objective in its own right; it is also smart economics. Greater gender equality…

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Women and Anti-Poverty Programs in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has made impressive strides towards poverty reduction in the last decade. However, women continue to bear the burden of extreme poverty and malnutrition, a result of long-standing gender bias in the allocation of food and other resources…

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Women in Agriculture

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is launching the  2010-2011 State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA)  on “Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development.” The report…

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Igniting Change: The Gender Match

Watch video from the event Over the past few decades, development researchers and practitioners have spent countless resources trying to identify the perfect recipe for development policies and programs to follow when tackling food security,…

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IFPRI-World Bank Gender and Governance Book

Agricultural development and poverty reduction depend on the effective delivery of public services to farmers and the rural poor. However, the efficient and regular delivery of public services to the poor in rural areas is hindered by far-reaching…

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Gender equity in agricultural R&D

In this seminar Ruth Meinzen-Dick will present on a paper written for and presented at the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development in Montpelier France (March 2010). This paper makes a case for gender equity in the agricultural R&D…

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