Call for papers on gender and policies, institutions and markets


Jemimah Njuki and Cheryl Doss

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security invites submissions for a special issue on Policies, Institutions, and Markets.  Papers should focus on the broad issues of how gender interacts with policies, institutions and/or markets in the areas of agriculture and food security. We will consider papers that are theoretical or conceptual, but are particularly interested in empirical papers using qualitative or quantitative data.

Extended abstracts are due by April 4, 2015. 1-2 page abstracts should include information on a statement of the problem, the research question, the methodology, the data used, and preliminary findings. 

A reflection on gender and agriculture-IWD 2014


On sturday, the 8th of March, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day. This years theme is “Equality for women is progress for all”. While the world has made a lot of progress in closing gender gaps and empowering women, a lot still needs to happen. This years theme reminds us that gender equality has benefits for whole households, communities, and countries.

Reflecting on where we are on agriculture, I revisited the TEDx Washing Circle: Igniting Change where Ruth Meinzen-Dick and Agnes Quisumbing of the International Food Policy Insitute and I talked about progress and approaches that work in empowering women in agriculture. Watch and be inspired!

At the TEDx on Women in Agriculture -Washingto DC