Highlights from UN Recommendations for Rural Women’s Rights

Currently representing one-fourth of the world’s population, rural women contribute extensively to agriculture, rural development, food and nutrition security, and poverty reduction. On March 4, the United Nations published new recommendations for state governments to acknowledge and protect the rights of rural women through their “General Recommendation no. 34 on the Rights of Rural Women”[…]

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

Posted: 09 Feb 2016 01:00 PM PST The following post, by A4NH-IFPRI collaborator Hitomi Komatsu, was originally published on the Agrilinks site. Women farmers threshing rice in Punjab, India. Source: Flickr (Neil Palmer/CIAT) Malnutrition is a severe problem, especially in poor households in developing countries. Many families are not well nourished because they do not[…]