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Women's Empowerment Articles

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.

Social protection, household size, and its determinants: Evidence from Ethiopia

Jun 29th, 2017 • by Jenn Campus

A recent working paper from IFPRI’s Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) discusses how public policies, specifically those related to social protection interventions, may induce changes in household size or structure and how, in turn, these possibly unintended changes may impact the welfare consequences of the policies themselves.

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.