Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

It Is Time: Gendered Time Use in Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways

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Washington, DC

It’s a cruel irony for rural women: the agricultural interventions that can improve a household’s nutrition often compete with the time women need for resting, childcare, and food preparation—negatively impacting the family’s nutrition.

What interventions can alleviate this additional burden?

An IFPRI policy seminar Thursday, May 7, “It Is Time: Gendered Time Use in Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways,” will discuss key findings, policy implications, and suggested interventions from a new review on agriculture, gendered time use, and nutrition by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) and IFPRI.

Speakers include former World Bank Gender Coordinator for the Africa Region Mark Blackden, USAID Bureau for Food Security Gender Advisor Krista Jacobs, and Advisory Committee Member from the University of London’s SOAS Food Studies Centre Deborah Johnston. John McDermott, director of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, will moderate.

Please register to join at IFPRI’s Washington, DC office (2033 K Street NW, 4th floor), from 12:15 to 1:45 pm. A light lunch will be served beginning at 11:45 am.

Or you may join the discussion virtually through our live webcast. Simply send your questions via twitter (#askIFPRI) or email them to

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