Women are major stakeholders in India’s agriculture. In 2011, women constituted nearly half (46.2 percent) of all agricultural laborers and one-third (32.9 percent) of all cultivators in India.
Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI-South Asia office Gender disparities within farming communities still exist when it comes to household assets. A growing number of studies show that to ensure food security and nutritional security in a household, equal distribution of assets is necessary. Resolving this disparity would not only improve the lives ofRead more
We are pleased to release Issue 7 of our bi-monthly Abstract Digest on maternal and child nutrition. This issue features interesting publications examining nutrition from both a biological and political lens, in India and beyond. Highlights include: Abstract Digest-Issue 07 A special open-access issue of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on integratingRead more
Land titling, gender, and food security in West Bengal, India (Cross-posted from the IFPRI website written by Rebecca Sullivan) In West Bengal, nearly 40 percent of children under the age of five are underweight, despite the country’s strong economic gains in recent years. This paradox indicates that food insecurity continues to pose major challenges forRead more
Originally posted on IFPRI's Blog World Hunger. Authored by Madeeha Hameed. From former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to student activist Malala Yousufzai, Pakistani women from all backgrounds and age groups have been transforming the discourse of gender roles in Pakistani society. And they are making a difference: in the midst of a changing political, social, andRead more