S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Are there nutritional tradeoffs in increasing women’s time in agriculture?

The following post by IFPRI collaborator Hitomi Komatsu was originally published on the Agrilinks site. Malnutrition is a severe problem, especially in poor households in developing countries.  Many families are not well nourished because they do not have access to nutritious and diverse diets. Studies have shown that one way to improve nutrition among rural households is… Read more »

K.-Trautmann

Women’s Role in Achieving a Food Secured Africa

By Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi The just ended year 2015 was the African Union’s Year of Women Empowerment. In post 2015, one thing is apparent – that Africa will not effectively achieve food security and poverty reduction unless the gender gap in economic opportunities is narrowed. Indeed the importance of women in development is… Read more »

C.Schubert (CCAFS)

Photo C.Schubert (CCAFS)

Taking Action – Why Gender and Nutrition are Critical for Transforming Agricultural Systems in the Face of a Changing Climate

by Patti Kristjanson    The 2015 UN Climate Change Conference or COP21 is being held this week in Paris and it is hoped that talks will result in a new international climate change agreement. This provides an opportunity for the climate and nutrition communities to work together. Against this backdrop, this month on theGender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, we asked Patti… Read more »

CARE International

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How Kenya can turn its gender and climate change commitments into reality

By CDKN Global: CARE Kenya Kenya has strongly promoted gender equity and  women’s participation in climate change mitigation and adaptation programmes. Emma Bowa of CARE Kenya talked to CDKN’s Giovanna Grandoni about whether these aspirations are borne out in reality. Kenya is among the first African countries to develop legislation and policies that promote the… Read more »