A newly published review by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) reveals REDD+’s potential to exacerbate already complex challenges to the rights of indigenous peoples. Although the review does not seek to verify the accuracy of the specific allegations in the literature, the findings highlight important concerns for REDD+ readiness and implementation. Access the review here.
This paper by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) reviews the literature on women’s land rights (WLR) and poverty reduction. It uses the Gender, Agriculture and Assets Project (GAAP) conceptual framework to identify pathways by which WLR could reduce poverty and increase wellbeing of women and their households in rural areas. Amongst other conclusions, the paper argues that although there…
Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda
This paper by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) describes the cognitive interviews undertaken in Bangladesh and Uganda in 2014 as part of the second round of pilots intended to refine the original version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agricultural Index (WEAI). The purpose of cognitive interviewing is to systematically identify and analyze sources of response error in surveys, and to use…
This journal article by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) argues that stylized facts and statistics distract from major gaps in data on gender and food security, including women’s land tenure, control over assets, and work burden, including domestic responsibilities. Read the article here.
Seven research methodologies that have helped Ethiopians identify, assess and develop action plans to solve their problems have recently been identified in a new report from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) as successful practices to incorporate gender into agriculture programs. Access the report here.