This recently published paper on maize production in Western Kenya finds that rural development interventions that aim to increase agricultural productivity—and, by extension, improve food security and reduce poverty—could achieve greater impact by integrating women’s empowerment into existing and future projects. The abbreviated version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) was used to develop empowerment indicators.
Neha Kumar (International Food Policy Research Institute) and colleagues recently published a paper on the impacts of the Realigning Agriculture for Improved Nutrition (RAIN) project on on women’s empowerment, infant and young child feeding knowledge and practices, and child anthropometry.
This information note by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), calls for a more participatory approach in providing climate services to men and women farmers to ensure that these services meet their specific needs for successfully responding to climate variability.
This booklet describes IFPRI’s long-standing partnership with Canada and the research that this has generated in support of gender equity and improved food security and nutrition, particularly for women and children.
Perceived nutrition benefits and socio-demographic factors affecting consumption of forest foods in eastern and southern Cameroon
Bioversity International and partners recently published a paper that investigates the relationship between knowledge, perceptions and socio-demographic attributes towards consumption of forest foods. 279 women in charge of decision making with respect to food preparation from 12 villages in southern and eastern Cameroon were interviewed for this study.