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International Women’s Day

At IFPRI, every day is women’s day, as improving women’s lives is one of the most effective ways to reduce hunger. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier de Schutter recently quoted an  IFPRI study  in a March 4 New York Times op-ed,  The…

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Building on gender policy reforms in Ethiopia

thiopians have a saying: “Little by little, the egg begins to walk." This is certainly true of step-by-step progress towards gender equality on the African continent. Sometimes, however, that little egg gets a boost when seemingly unrelated policy…

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International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2012 is the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl, dedicated to girls around the world because they suffer most from poverty, poor health, discrimination, and violence. Improving the well-being of girls around the world requires…

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Fellowships on Gender and Agriculture Awarded

IFPRI and its partners are pleased to announce that Jessica Ham (University of Georgia), Brooke Krause (University of Minnesota), Christopher Manyamba (University of Pretoria), and Greg Seymour (American University) have been awarded a Ph.D.…

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Fellowships on Gender and Agriculture Awarded

IFPRI and its partners are pleased to announce that Jessica Ham (University of Georgia), Brooke Krause (University of Minnesota), Christopher Manyamba (University of Pretoria), and Greg Seymour (American University) have been awarded a Ph.D.…

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Always a Bachelor, Never a Groom

What happens when there are too many men (and not enough women)? They become entrepreneurs, work harder and longer, and save more. That’s what two researchers revealed in a  new IFPRI study  on the economic impact of too many marriage-eligible men in…

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Marriage and Rising Housing Prices in China

As a result of the preference for males, China’s one-child policy has significantly impacted the country’s sex ratio. The ratio of males to females is about 6 to 5. The disparity has increased competition in the marriage market. The effect of this…

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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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