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Science on the Pulse: 10 essential reads on gender and land tenure

What are we actually talking about when we refer to women’s land rights?

In the lead up to the Global Landscapes Forum event, This land is our land: Perspectives on land access and restoration, Thrive asked the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to share ten essential articles for gaining an understanding of the key issues in gender and land tenure. Read the full article, here.


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How Women Can Maximize the Nutrition and Health Benefits of Irrigation for All

In a new A4NH Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange post, Elizabeth Bryan builds on the agriculture-nutrition framework to examine the gendered pathways through which small-scale irrigation can affect nutrition and health outcomes. Read the blogpost here

Also, in case you missed it: In response to increasing interest in how health has bearings on the gender-agriculture-nutrition framework, A4NH organized a seminar on Agriculture, Gender, and Health: Tracing the Links on October 20, 2015. The seminar provided three case studies in how gender dynamics in rural livelihoods influence health, and in turn, nutrition. The presentations are available in the following links:


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New Post on the PIM EnGendering Data Blog: “Yours, Mine, and Ours” by Agnes Quisumbing

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Increasing evidence demonstrates the importance of women’s control and ownership of assets for achieving important development outcomes. Yet, studies focusing exclusively on increasing women’s asset ownership and control, or increasing their ownership of a specific kind of asset, run the risk of missing what else is happening within a household. Does the woman increase control of some assets (perhaps the asset targeted by the program), but lose control of others? Do her assets increase, but those of her husband increase more? Or, are couples building their asset base jointly, such that looking only at his or hers, misses the big picture?

Read on at the PIM EnGendering Data Blog.


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New post from Engendering Data blog: “Avoiding the Risk of the Unknown”

The CGIAR research program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets recently launched an exciting blog, Engendering Data, which brings in diverse expert perspectives on collecting and analyzing sex-disaggregated data to improve the knowledge base on the role of gender in agriculture and food security.

In a new post, Avoiding the Risk of the Unknown, Sonia Aker, leader of the Gender Research Team at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), discusses her team’s innovative approach to surveying women for a study on index insurance in coastal Bangladesh. She concludes with some interesting findings on women’s decision-making and insurance demand.

Visit the Engendering Data blog to read Avoiding the Risk of the Unknown: Lessons learned from a gender inclusive survey on index insurance in coastal Bangladesh. 

Please follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #EnGenderingData!