Policy Seminar

It Is Time

Gendered Time Use in Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways
May 7, 2015 - 04:15 pm to 05:45 pm EDT

Agricultural development plays a role in improving nutrition. However, time spent on agricultural interventions and practices—especially by women— competes with time needed for resting, childcare, and food preparation, and can have unintended negative consequences for a family’s nutrition.

What interventions are needed to alleviate this additional burden?

This policy seminar will present key findings from a systematic review on agriculture, gendered time use, and nutrition by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) and IFPRI, and will offer a discussion of policy implications and suggested interventions based on the evidence.