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.
Tanaka, Sonja; and Njuki, Jemimah. 2021. Introducing global food 50/50: Brief prepared for the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit 2021. Washington, DC: Global Health 50/50; and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.134480
Leveraging Evidence for Access and Development. 2021. Conducting a systematic review: Methodology and steps. Chennai, India: LEAD at KREA University.
Gender-based constraints and opportunities to women’s participation in the small ruminant value chain in Ethiopia: A community capitals analysis
Exploring the intricate relationship between poverty, gender inequality and rural masculinity: A Case study from an Aquatic Agricultural System in Zambia
Understanding nutritional outcomes through gendered analysis of time-use patterns in semi-arid India
Knowledge exchange event: Good practices from the United Nations Rome-based Agencies for gender equality incentive and mainstreaming mechanisms
FAO, IFAD & WFP. 2021. Knowledge exchange event: Good practices from the United Nations Rome-based Agencies for gender equality incentive and mainstreaming mechanisms. Summary report. Rome, FAO. https://doi.org/10.4060/cb5797en
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.
Enhancing women’s agency: cross-cutting lessons from experimental and quasi-experimental studies in low- and middle-income countries
J-PAL Evidence Review. 2020. “Enhancing women’s agency: Cross-cutting lessons from experimental and quasi-experimental studies in low- and middle-income countries.” Cambridge, MA: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
Cheryl R. Doss, Ruth Meinzen-Dick,
Collective Action within the Household: Insights from Natural Resource Management,
Bringing analysis of gender and social-ecological resilience together in small-scale fisheries research: challenges and opportunities.
Kawarazuka, N., C. Locke, C. McDougall, P. Kantor, and M. Morgan. 2017. Bringing analysis of gender and social-ecological resilience together in small-scale fisheries research: challenges and opportunities. Ambio 46:201-213.
Agrarian stress and climate change in the Eastern Gangetic Plains: Gendered vulnerability in a stratified social formation
Gender integration in livestock and fisheries value chains: emerging good practices from analysis to action
Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets, Gender and Intra-Household Dynamics: Does the Choice of Commodity Matter?
Gender capacity development and organizational culture change in the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems: A conceptual framework
Gender norms, agency, and innovation in agriculture and natural resource management: the GENNOVATE methodology
Intensifying Inequality? Gendered Trends in Commercializing and Diversifying Smallholder Farming Systems in East Africa
Water rights, gender, and poverty alleviation. Inclusion and exclusion of women and men smallholders in public irrigation infrastructure development
Van Koppen, B. Water rights, gender, and poverty alleviation. Inclusion and exclusion of women and men smallholders in public irrigation infrastructure development. Agriculture and Human Values 15, 361–374 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1007537119163
Quisumbing Agnes R., 'Male-female differences in agricultural productivity: methodological issues and empirical evidence', World Development 24, IFPRI, 1996
Identifying women farmers: Informal gender norms as institutional barriers to recognizing womens contributions to agriculture
Twyman, Jennifer; Muriel, Juliana; García, María Alejandra. 2015. Identifying women farmers: Informal gender norms as institutional barriers to recognizing women’s contributions to agriculture. Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security 1(2): 1-17.
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