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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…

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.…

Looking back to move forward

My 20 th  anniversary of working at IFPRI coincides with the 20 th  anniversary of the  UN World Conference on Women in Beijing

Debunking the myth of female labor in African agriculture

The following story by Cheryl Doss was  originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) EnGenderingData blog. Identifying opportunities for productive investments in women The widely cited “fact” that…

It is time

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

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.…

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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