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September 12, 2017Knowledge Portal
Counting the hours: The challenges of measuring time use

This blog discusses the challenges associated with collecting time-use data in developing countries. Data from Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index surveys are used to compare the most commonly used methods of data collection to measure time: stylized survey questions and time diaries. »

September 4, 2017Knowledge Portal
Women’s economic empowerment and agribusiness: Opportunities for the gender transformative agenda

This report explains the extent to which donor-supported agribusiness initiatives engage with the gender transformative agenda. A methodology for analyzing agribusiness projects from a gender perspective was developed to review gender-related initiatives at the field level and in project management. »

August 23, 2017Knowledge Portal
Integrating behavioural change to accelerate women’s economic empowerment

This blog elaborates on the how behavioral change within the household can accelerate women’s empowerment. Whereas increasing access to inputs, finance, markets and knowledge for female farmers makes sense in areas where access is lacking, it is also important to examine factors that could influence whether female farmers will actually make use of this access and benefit from it. »

July 20, 2017Knowledge Portal
Challenges and opportunities for women’s economic empowerment in agriculture

This blog elaborates on the challenges and opportunities for women’s economic empowerment in agriculture. It states that over the past several years, there has been increasing evidence regarding the importance of women’s economic participation, both for the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality, as well as for the economic well-being of families, communities, sectors and nations.  »

June 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
Strengthening sector policies for better food security and nutrition results: Gender equality

This policy guidance note seeks to facilitate policy dialogue on how to synchronize gender equality policy objectives and food security and nutrition ones. The aim is to enhance coordination between the two policy domains, and ultimately enable women on an equal basis with men to realize their potentials as key partners in improving food security and nutrition. »

May 24, 2017Knowledge Portal
The women’s empowerment in agriculture index: Results from SPRING/Bangladesh’s farmer nutrition schools

This report studies whether women who have participated in Farmer Nutrition Schools are more empowered than women who have not. For this the Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index tool was used. Although lessons in the schools did not specifically address empowerment, they did focus on indicators of empowerment. »