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    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 ...
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    Ethiopians 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 ...
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    Women’s empowerment is increasingly a priority in international development, for reasons of social justice, and also because it is considered an important way by which to achieve development goals, such as those related to health, nutrition, and ...
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    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 ...
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    In the poor rural communities of Bangladesh, many women are entirely dependent on their husband’s often meager incomes and frequently have very little say in how the money is spent. Widows, divorced women, and deserted women fare even worse, ...
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    This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad was originally posted on The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. We have long known that empowered women are more able to take decisions that benefit them and their ...
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    This year's World Development Report on “Gender Equality and Development,” released on September 19 by the World Bank, argues that gender equality is a core development objective in its own right; it is also smart economics. Greater gender ...
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    Agricultural development and poverty reduction depend on the effective delivery of public services to farmers and the rural poor. However, the efficient and regular delivery of public services to the poor in rural areas is hindered by ...
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    The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the UN General Assembly on 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including ...
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    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 ...
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    Around the world, women like Filomena Reyes Gomez, a Mexican mother of three, are on the frontlines in the fight against poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. But Filomena is starting to win that battle. She sends her 12-year-old daughter to school, ...
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    Poor people are often at great risk of losing the few assets they have when faced with an unexpected event, such as the death of a household member. But for the members of the Kalagala Twezimbe Association, located outside Kampala, Uganda, ...
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    Have you heard the statistic that while women account for 60 to 80 percent of global food production, they own only 2 percent of the world’s land? If you work in international development, you most likely have come across such “gender myths.” At ...
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    We know more and more about what our planet faces as climate change intensifies and greenhouse gas emissions lead us on a probably irreversible path of global warming and uncertain rainfall patterns, at least for the next four decades. As ...
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    In West Bengal, nearly 40 percent of children under the age of five are underweight, despite the country’s strong economic gains in recent years. This paradox indicates that food insecurity continues to pose major challenges for India’s state and ...
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    This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Agnes Quisumbing was originally posted as part of the Devex Land Matters for Women campaign. Why do you care about women’s land rights? Isn’t it enough for the household to have land? This question ...
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    Farm women in Petaka, Mali, sell small amounts of pearl millet, drawn from their family granaries, alongside handmade items at the weekly fair. Pearl millet, a drought-resistant crop, dominates arable land along the fringes of the Sahara desert. ...
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    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 ...
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    On March 8th, International Women’s Day, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is launching the 2010-2011 State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) on “Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development.” The ...
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    Project Blog: http://genderassets.wordpress.com The Inception Workshop will be the kick off to the IFPRI/ILRI ‘Evaluating the Impacts of Agricultural Development Programming on Gender Inequalities, Asset Disparities, and Rural Livelihoods ...