This paper analyses Lake Malawi fish processors’ Willingness to pay and identify the gender disparities that are associated with the will to pay for a common good, i.e. investing in a group owned fish solar tent dryer. The willingness to pay for group ownership of fish solar tent dryers was explored because the authors assumed that the initial investments are…
Climate analogue analysis to assess gender-sensitive options for climate change adaptation in Zimbabwe
This study shows how climate analogues can be used to assess climate–induced risks and adaptation options for smallholder farmers. Specifically, this paper outlines the use of climate analogues and farmer perceptions in identifying gender-sensitive adaptation options in current and future climates for improved livelihoods in some semi-humid (wetter) and semi-arid (drier) smallholder areas in Zimbabwe.
Evidence-based options for advancing social equity in Indonesian palm oil: Implications for research, policy and advocacy
Anthropologist Tania Murray Li shows how a focus on social equity, including attention for gender, is crucial for the sustainable development of palm oil in Indonesia in this infobrief by the Center for International Forestry Research
The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program has developed a program-level gender strategy implementation plan structured in line with the five action areas of ACGG’s gender strategy. It identifies key activities and also the roles and responsibilities of ACGG staff in each of the three program countries—Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania.
A new study set in rural Malawi examines how increasing collaborative decision-making in households helps to increase resilience and productivity. The authors studied communities working with a household methodology called the Gender Action Learning System (GALS), to explore the impacts of promoting collaborative decision-making through the GALS.
This study, involving four CGIAR Research Programmes and Centers, reviews seven guides for gender-equitable value chain development (VCD) and identifies opportunities for conceptual and methodological innovation to address the varying roles, needs, and aspirations of women and men in VCD.
Gender and innovation processes in integrated fish agri-food systems in Bangladesh and the Philippines
In the report, the CGIAR Research Program FISH provides insights on how interactions between gender norms, agency and other contextual factors shape access to adoption of and benefits from agricultural innovations to help guide FISH’s investments. This work is part of GENNOVATE (Enabling Gender Equality in Agricultural and Environmental Innovation), a CGIAR cross-CRP initiative.
New publication on a pro-poor dairy development project and its effects on women’s milk consumption in rural Tanzania
Findings from this paper suggest that participation in a pro-poor agricultural intervention to improve milk production may improve women’s milk consumption and ultimately help to address rural poverty and improve household nutrition.
Women’s empowerment in agriculture and dietary quality across the life course: Evidence from Bangladesh
This discussion paper reveals that women’s empowerment is associated with better dietary quality for individuals within the household. Different empowerment domains may have different impacts on nutrition, but other characteristics, such as maternal schooling and household socioeconomic status, may play a more important role for younger children.
While a lot has been written about the gender gap in technology adoption, not much is known about what happens within the household after it adopts a technology. This new publication addresses that knowledge gap and presents a framework for examining the intrahousehold distribution of benefits from technology adoption.