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A glimpse into the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in rural Kenya

Aug 18th, 2022 • by HARRIET MAWIA

If you look at traffic in Nairobi or go to a market in many parts of Kenya, you might think that COVID-19 is no longer a major problem. Public spaces seem as crowded and bustling as ever. But has the country really, fully recovered from this crisis?

Examining the gendered impacts of cash transfers on migration in Mali

Sep 21st, 2021 • by MELISSA HIDROBO, VALERIE MUELLER, SHALINI ROY AND MICHAEL WANG

This post originally appeared on IFPRI.org

Migration is a crucial element for economic development, as it offers workers in low- and middle-income countries ways to diversify and increase their income as well as ways to smooth their consumption over time. In addition, migration allows workers to send remittances, providing their households with the resources needed for investments. Yet social norms and income constraints also influence who migrates and why.

Scaling Up ICTs for Agriculture

Sep 18th, 2017 • by Jenn Campus

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have vast potential for improving agriculture and food security and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ICTs can contribute to agriculture in a variety of ways, from helping farmers get fair prices for their produce to increasing agricultural yields.

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. access for both men and women – to agricultural and nutrition information and training can be an important driver in increasing households’ food security.