Blog Category

Gender Articles

Women and Cash Cropping

Jun 21st, 2018 • by Sara Gustafson

Gender equality plays a pivotal role in food security, poverty reduction, and overall development. In a new project note , an ongoing project from IFPRI’s Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division looks at how women in Africa can be better integrated into emerging high-value cash crop production markets.

Gender and Food Security in Malawi

Jul 26th, 2017 • by Sara Gustafson

Researchers and policymakers have become increasingly cognizant of the role that gender plays in food security in developing countries. A new IFPRI Discussion Paper takes an in-depth look at the implications of gender roles in household food security in Malawi and finds that improving joint access – i.e.

Measuring Kenya's Progress on Malabo Declaration Targets

Feb 23rd, 2017 • by Sara Gustafson

At the African Union Summit in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) in June 2014, African governments adopted the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods .

Men and Women See Unequal Access to Benefits of Biofortification

Feb 9th, 2017 • by Sara Gustafson

Biofortified crops, such as orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, have been shown to reduce malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency, especially in children, and increase farm households’ incomes. Whether or not farmers adopt these new crops, however, depends on individual farmers’ perceptions of biofortification’s benefits.