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40th Anniversary Blog Series

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

Guest post

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…

IFPRI Blog

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
IFPRI Blog

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…

 Akram Ali/CARE Bangladesh Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain (SDVC) project
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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2014

This Saturday marks  International Women’s Day. The theme this year is “equality for women is progress for all,” and IFPRI’s gender work is essential to its larger mission of achieving food and nutrition security for all and reducing poverty levels…

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