Event: Investing in Research – New Evidence Showing How a Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Program Improves Children’s Nutritional Status

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs can improve nutrition outcomes for young children, however documentation of the extent of their effectiveness has been limited. On Tuesday, December 12, IFPRI, Helen Keller International (HKI), and A4NH will host a policy seminar to discuss recent evidence from Burkina Faso.

The Nexus Between One Health, Nutrition, and Food Safety

One Health is a useful paradigm for framing complex public health issues. Applying its approaches contributes to improvements in animal and human health, addressing new global and public health challenges collaboratively and improving veterinary and human health education and training. Hung Nguyen, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) regional representative for East and Southeast Asia, read more

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: Learning Forum about Gender and Cash-based programming in Africa

The Cash Learning Partnership is hosting a learning forum about gender and cash-based programming in Africa. There is a call for presenters, with more information accessible here. The deadline for submissions is December 17, 2017. Summary of event, copied from the call for presenters: This regional learning event will bring together people interested in gender, cash read more

UPCOMING EVENTS: Food Security Network Webinars

The Food Security Network has a handful of gender-related webinars coming up soon. Click the links below for more information. Friday 1 December, in-person event, Washington, DC, 10:00-11:30am, Connecting the Dots: Exploring the Intersection of Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children Wednesday 6 December, webinar, 9:30-11:00am (-5GMT), Integrating Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition in Development Programming Wednesday read more

WEB RESOURCES: What have we learned about the WEAI?

Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) recently hosted a webinar about lessons learned from the WEAI. You can watch here: https://pim.cgiar.org/2017/10/27/webinar-the-womens-empowerment-in-agriculture-index-what-have-we-learned/ Summary of the webinar, from the PIM website: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), a survey-based tool launched in 2012, has been widely used to measure and understand women’s empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector. The read more

Updated IFPRI Gender Page now available!

IFPRI is pleased to announce that we've updated our gender topics page! You can access the updated webpage here.   You can find up-to-date information about (1) Tools to close the gender gap, (2) Highlights from IFPRI gender research, and (3) Guidance on gender practice and policy on our new page. We still have all read more

Econometrics for Policy Analysis training courses delivered at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.

On November 7-9, 2017, a team of 4 trainers from the IFPRI Abuja Office facilitated two parallel training courses on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using Stata” over three (3) days at the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUT-Minna) which were attended by a total of 58 participants (41 males and 17 females) including faculty and read more

EVENT: Women’s Land Rights in India and the SDGs Webinar

Register here. In partnership with the Center for Land Governance (NRMC) and the WGWLO (The Working Group on Women and Land Ownership), the Land Portal is holding an online discussion on Women’s Land Rights in India in the Context of the SDGs from 30th October – 10th November 2017 and would like to invite you to contribute to the read more

IFPRI contributions to AgMIP-Phase II

By Daniel Mason D'Croz, IFPRI — The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) has been and continues to be an important forum for agricultural modelers to come together and compare their modeling efforts, with the objective to improve our understanding of the uncertainties facing agriculture, and to leverage modeling tools to better inform policymakers. read more

EVENT: ‘Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment: Lessons from South America’ Book Launch

The terminology describing economic programs for women has changed: actions to ‘empower women economically’ have replaced efforts to ‘increase women’s productivity and incomes.’ But how can we actually measure ‘economic empowerment’? Last November, CGD, in collaboration with Data2X, IDRC and the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab organized a panel discussion on possible measures and read more