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- Evans S. Osabuohien, Raoul Herrmann, Uchenna R. Efobi, and Ciliaka M. W. Gitau

The current transformation of the agricultural sector in many African countries has been perceived to be connected to land resources and the quest to advance agriculture as a commercial enterprise. The main expectations in this agricultural...

- Deborah Johnston, Sara Stevano, Hazel Malapit, Elizabeth Hull, and Suneetha Kadiyala

Existing reviews on agriculture and nutrition consider limited evidence and focus on impact size, rather than impact pathway. This review overcomes the limitations of previous studies by considering a larger evidence base and exploring time as...

- Nancy L. Johnson, Chiara Kovarik, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Jemimah Njuki, and Agnes Quisumbing

Ownership of assets is important for poverty alleviation, and women’s control of assets is associated with positive development outcomes at the household and individual levels. This research was undertaken to provide guidance for...

- Clara Delavallade, Felipe Dizon, Ruth Vargas Hill, Jean Paul Petraud

While there is a fast-growing policy interest in offering financial products to help rural households manage risk, the literature is still scant as to which products are the most effective. In order to inform gender targeting of rural finance...

- Hazel Jean L. Malapit and Agnes R. Quisumbing

Policy interventions that improve women’s status and reduce gender inequalities are expected to contribute to the well-being of not only the women themselves but also their children. Because women have the responsibility of caring for...

- Alan de Brauw

Women play an important role in the agricultural production process in developing countries, yet their role in making decisions about what to grow and the resulting implications for household welfare remain poorly understood. This paper studies...

- Cheryl Doss, Chiara Kovarik, Amber Peterman, Agnes R. Quisumbing, Mara van den Bold

Over the past decade, stakeholders have made a variety of generalized claims concerning women’s landownership, both globally and in Africa. Typically, these claims include statements with single statistics, such as “women own less...

- Mara van den Bold, Agnes R. Quisumbing, Stuart Gillespie

Many development programs that aim to alleviate poverty and improve investments in human capital consider women’s empowerment a key pathway by which to achieve impact and often target women as their main beneficiaries. Despite this, women...

- Hosaena Ghebru Hagos and Stein Holden

While numerous studies exist that evaluate the impacts of land reform on household investment behavior, land productivity, and land rental market activities, the literature is thin in terms of showing the direct food securities impacts of land...

- International Food Policy Research Institute

Women play a critical and potentially transformative role in agricultural growth in developing countries, but they face persistent obstacles and economic constraints limiting further inclusion in agriculture. The Women’s Empowerment in...

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