It's not enough to include women in agricultural solutions. We need to rethink and retool these solutions to address the structural issues that make women unequal actors and participants in development.
Can sub-Saharan Africa feed itself: This is a question that has been asked for decades, but no satisfying answer has been found up to now - and is unlikely to be found in the near to medium term future. Why?
What can we do to ensure small-scale irrigation technologies benefit women farmers? A new toolkit provides guidance for policymakers and project managers involved in irrigation projects to include women. The toolkit draws on findings from IFPRI's gender and irrigation research under REACH and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation.
Green manure cover crops have many benefits - they keep the soil moist, fix nitrogen, and provide important nutrients when composted back into the soil, just to name a few. So why aren't they more widely used?