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Can Integrated Agriculture-Nutrition Programs Change Gender Norms on Land and Asset Ownership? Evidence from Burkina Faso

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dc.contributor.author van den Bold, Mara
dc.contributor.author Pedehombga, Abdoulaye
dc.contributor.author Ouedraogo, Marcellin
dc.contributor.author Quisumbing, Agnes R.
dc.contributor.author Olney, Deanna
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-03T15:31:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-03T15:31:02Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9268
dc.description.abstract "There is a high degree of interest in the potential for agricultural programs to be designed and implemented to achieve health and nutrition objectives. Policymakers have often looked to the experience of civil society organizations in designing and implementing such programs, particularly in different social and cultural contexts. For the past 20 years, Helen Keller International (HKI) has implemented homestead food production programs in Asia and recently has started to adapt and implement these programs in Africa south of the Sahara. The goal of these programs is to improve the nutritional status of infants and young children through a number of production and nutrition interventions. These interventions are targeted to mothers under the presumption that increasing women’s access to and control over productive assets and enhancing women’s human capital to improve production and health and nutrition care practices will translate into improved nutritional status for their children. However, there is very little evidence documenting the ways in which HKI’s homestead food production programs influence women’s access to and control over productive assets and enhance women’s human capital in ways that may improve nutritional outcomes. This paper uses a mixed-methods approach to analyze the impact of HKI’s Enhanced-Homestead Food Production pilot program in Burkina Faso on women’s and men’s assets and on norms regarding ownership, use, and control of those assets. Even though men continue to own and control most land and specific assets in the study area, women’s control over and ownership of assets has started to change, both in terms of quantifiable changes as well as changes in people’s perceptions and opinions about who can own and control certain assets. The paper also discusses the implications of such changes for program sustainability." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IFPRI Discussion Paper, no. 01315 en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject food supply en_US
dc.subject agricultural development en_US
dc.title Can Integrated Agriculture-Nutrition Programs Change Gender Norms on Land and Asset Ownership? Evidence from Burkina Faso en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Burkina Faso en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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