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Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Assets: Key to Prosperity

IFPRI Senior Research Fellow summarizes key findings from the first phase of the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project and their implications for agricultural research and development.

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

discussion paper

Gender inequalities in ownership and control of land in Africa: Myths versus reality

The objective of this paper is to explore, conceptually and empirically, the levels and relative inequalities in landownership between women and men in African countries. The first section of the paper engages in a conceptual discussion of how to…

discussion paper

Promising approaches to address the needs of poor female farmers

"Recognizing that “gender matters,” many development interventions have aimed to close the gender gap in access to resources, both human and physical, and to address the specific needs of female farmers. This paper critically reviews attempts to…


Promising approaches to address the needs of poor female farmers

Gender norms are an important constraint to increasing agricultural productivity. Inequality in the distribution of resources between men and women is linked with production inefficiency, yet interventions targeting smallholder farmers often fail to…

Woman with dairy cow in Bangladesh
Strategic Research Area

Cross-Cutting Gender Theme

The six strategic research areas will weave gender into all of their research questions and in all phases of research.


Women and Climate

Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches The project explores ways to contribute to poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (especially Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mali)…