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Our evidence explainers are short, accessible summaries of notable gender research fit for fast consumption. Each explainer presents recommendations,  implications and conclusions of use to development practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and others working with gender in food systems. Gaps in evidence, possible weaknesses and new areas to be investigated in future research are also highlighted. 

Explore our growing series of evidence explainers below.

Publication highlights

Cross-cutting lessons from experimental and quasi-experimental studies
Working Paper

What works to enhance women’s agency

Chang, Wei, Lucía Díaz-Martin, Akshara Gopalan, Eleonora Guarnieri, Seema Jayachandran and Claire Walsh. 2020. What works to enhance women’s agency: Cross-cutting lessons from experimental and quasi-experimental studies. J-PAL working paper. Cambridge, MA: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Report / Factsheet

2021 global food 50/50 report

Global Health 50/50; and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). 2021. 2021 global food 50/50 report: A review of the gender- and equity-related policies and practices of 52 organizations active in the global food system. Washington, DC: Global Health 50/50. https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.134569

Scientific Publication

Development of the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI).

Hazel Malapit, Agnes Quisumbing, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Greg, Seymour, Elena M. Martinez, Jessica Heckert, Deborah Rubin, Ana Vaz, Kathryn M. Yount, Development of the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI), World Development, Volume 122, 2019,
Pages 675-692,
ISSN 0305-750X,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.06.018.

Scientific Publication

The Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Index

Galiè, A., Teufel, N., Korir, L. et al. The Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Index. Soc Indic Res 142, 799–825 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-018-1934-z

Migration and Development
Scientific Publication

What we were running from is what we’re facing again’: examining the paradox of migration as a livelihood improvement strategy among migrant women farmers in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana

Jemima Nomunume Baada, Bipasha Baruah & Isaac Luginaah (2019) ‘What we were running from is what we’re facing again’: examining the paradox of migration as a livelihood improvement strategy among migrant women farmers in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana, Migration and Development, 8:3, 448-471, DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2019.1573564

Migration and Development
Scientific Publication

Human mobility in response to rainfall variability: opportunities for migration as a successful adaptation strategy in eight case studies

Tamer Afifi, Andrea Milan, Benjamin Etzold, Benjamin Schraven, Christina Rademacher-Schulz, Patrick Sakdapolrak, Alexander Reif, Kees van der Geest & Koko Warner (2016) Human mobility in response to rainfall variability: opportunities for migration as a successful adaptation strategy in eight case studies, Migration and Development, 5:2, 254-274, DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2015.1022974

Scientific Publication

Collective action within the household: Insights from natural resource management

Cheryl R. Doss, Ruth Meinzen-Dick,
Collective Action within the Household: Insights from Natural Resource Management,
World Development,
Volume 74,
2015,
Pages 171-183,
ISSN 0305-750X,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.05.001.
(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X15001102)

Scientific Publication

Closing the Gender Gap in Agriculture

Sophia Huyer, 'Closing the Gender Gap in Agriculture', Gender, Technology and Development, vol. 20(2), pp.105-116, Informa UK Limited, 2017
Book / Monograph

Gender and social targeting in plant breeding

A Orr, C M Cox, Y Ru, J Ashby, 'Gender and social targeting in plant breeding', CGIAR Gender and Breeding Initiative Working Paper, International Potato Center (CIP), 2018
Scientific Publication

Women in agriculture: Four myths

Doss, Cheryl; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela; Quisumbing, Agnes R.; and Theis, Sophie. 2018. Women in agriculture: Four myths. Global Food Security 16(March 2018): 69-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2017.10.001