Gender

The International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) overarching goal is to provide research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Women play a critical and potentially transformative role in developing countries’ agricultural growth, but they face obstacles and socio-economic constraints that limit their participation in agricultural production. Using gender research to understand the relationships between women and men may illuminate pathways to sustainable and inclusive economic development. As such, IFPRI researchers strive to incorporate a gender component into all their work. You can review IFPRI's full gender strategy here

The Institute collects data, tests models, and generates important findings on how gender relates to food and nutrition security; the gendered impacts of agricultural development projects; power and resource allocation within the household; market development and trade; institution building; land tenure; natural resource management; and overall economic development and poverty reduction. To achieve these ends, IFPRI collaborates with the CGIAR Research Programs on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). Some of IFPRI’s current gender research programs include the following:

Through programs such as the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index and IFPRI’s Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project, as well as the IFPRI-led CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi), the Institute collects data, tests models, and generates important findings on how gender relates to food and nutrition security; the gendered impacts of agricultural development projects; power and resource allocation within the household; market development and trade; institution building; land tenure; natural resource management; and overall economic development and poverty reduction. 

On this topic, IFPRI works closely with the CGIAR Research Programs on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).