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Gender and food security

The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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2016 Global Food Policy Report: How We Feed the World is Unsustainable
S. Fan (ed); R. Pandya-Lorch; K. Park / International Food Policy Research Institute 2016
The annual IFPRI Global Food Policy Report provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events in the past year, and examines key challenges and opportunities for the coming year. The 2016 report This year...
Seeds of adaptation: climate change, crop diversification, and the role of women farmers
R. Vernooy 2015
Around the world, women farmers are taking a leading role in implementing strategies aimed at crop variety conservation and diversification, with the goal of strengthening local climate change adaptation capacities. That is the messag...
The role of rural women farmers in household food security in Cross River State, Nigeria
C. B. Ben 2015
Women play a key role in ensuring food security, yet in Nigeria rural women farmers have suffered long-term marginalisation in the nation’s affairs. In light of this fact, this study seeks to determine and better understand the ...
Sustainable food security: re-igniting Nigeria's economy via systems strengthening
W. Ogundare 2015
The use of ‘systems strengthening’ can help achieve food and nutrition security, contribute to growing a more sustainable economy, and better respond to inherent systemic challenges. That is the argument of this topic brie...
Celebrating African rural women: custodians of seed, food, and traditional knowledge for climate change resilience
L. Hosken (ed) 2015
In unprecedented fashion, much of Africa is currently at risk of losing a vast wealth of knowledge about crops, nutrition, medicines, biodiversity, and ecosystems, just as it is needed most.   Rapidly changing social and environm...
Bringing agriculture and nutrition together using a gender lens
N. Verhart; A. van den Wijngaart; M. Dhamankar; K. Danielson / SNV 2015
The feminization of agriculture is well recognized: women are acknowledged as the main food producers in mainstream development policy and practice. However, women are dis­proportionally affected by hunger and malnourishment. A gr...
Expanding lessons from a randomised impact evaluation of cash and food transfers in Ecuador and Uganda
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
There is now substantial evidence that periodic cash transfers to poor households as a form of social protection, particularly when conditional on complementary investments in child schooling and health, can lead to substantial and su...
Gender review of selected programmes in the agriculture portfolio of the Norwegian Embassy in Malawi
B. Maal / Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD 2015
In Malawi, the Global Hunger Index classifies the food security situation as “serious”. Lack of food security causes child undernutrition and child mortality. Levels of malnutrition are alarmingly high. About half of all c...
Looking within the household: a study on gender, food security, and resilience in cocoa-growing communities
E. Kiewisch / Oxfam 2015
Many West African cocoa households experience a ‘lean season’ before the cocoa harvest - many food crops cannot be harvested in the July to August dry season - leaving them vulnerable to various events and issues which pot...
Moving forward on choosing a standard operational indicator of women's dietary diversity
Y. Martin-Prevel; P. Allemand; D. Wiesmann / Food and Agriculture Organization Corporate Document Repository 2015
Monotonous diets fail to meet Human micronutrients' needs. Consequently, dietary diversity is crucial for vulnerable groups, in particular for women of reproductive age (WRA). Could the dietary diversity be measured and used as a simp...
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