Welcome to the Gender and Food Policy Blog, facilitated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). This blog is a space to share announcements, news items, multimedia, research tools, resources and links to publications on the topic of gender and food policy (including issues such as hunger, food security, nutrition, governance, land, agriculture etc). While the blog is primarily maintained by IFPRI, we encourage anyone who is interested to become a contributor or to share relevant information to be posted (contact IFPRI-Gender@cgiar.org).
IFPRI Gender Resources
Background on Gender Research at IFPRI
The International Food Policy Research Institute seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI is one of 15 centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), an alliance of 64 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations. Gender research is critical to IFPRI’s mission of contributing effectively to food and nutrition security and poverty reduction. This includes both research in which gender analysis is a key focus of the methodology and research in which gender is a significant variable in the analysis.
For the past 15 years, IFPRI has collected data, tested models, and generated important findings on how gender relates to food and nutrition security, power and resource allocation within the household, market development and trade, institution-building, land tenure, natural resource management and overall economic development and poverty reduction.