Knowledge for a sustainable world

Development Programme:
Gender and Social Difference

Gender and Food Systems

  • Picchioni F., Po J., Forsythe F. (2021). Strengthening resilience in response to COVID-19: a call to integrate social reproduction in sustainable food systems. Special Issue “Covid-19 and Crises of Capitalism: Global Responses and Intensifying Inequalities”. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 1-9
  • Park C., Picchioni F., Franchi V., (2021). Feminist approaches to transforming food systems: a roadmap towards a socially just transition. Special Issue on: “Food Systems Transformation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development”. Tropical Agriculture Association Journal, Ag4Dev
  • Forsythe, L., Tufan, H., Bouniol, A., Kleih, U., and Fliedel, G. (2021). An interdisciplinary and participatory methodology to improve user acceptability of root, tuber and banana varieties through development of food product profiles quality characteristics. International Journal of Food Science and technology/ International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 56:1. (Online) DOI: 10.1111/ijfs.14680
  • Bechoff, A., Forsythe, L., Tomlins, K. and Martin, A. (2020) Women eat more rice and banana: the influence of gender and migration on staple food choice in East Africa. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. DOI: 10.1080/03670244.2020.1755278
  • Galiè A, Webb-Girard A, Baltenweck I, Dominguez-Salas P et al. Women empowerment, food security and forage in pastoral communities of Tanzania. Global Food Sec, special issue, 2019
  • Galiè A, Teufel N, Korir L, Webb A, Baltenweck I, Dominguez-Salas P et al. ‘The women’s empowerment in livestock index’. Social Indicators Research, 2018.
  • Forsythe, L., Njau, M., Martin, A., Bechoff, A. and Tomlins, K. (2017) Staple food cultures: a case study of cassava ugali preferences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Natural Resources Institute and CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB). RTB Working Paper.
  • Dominguez-Salas P et al. Nutritional characterisation of low-income households in deprived areas of Nairobi: socioeconomic, livestock and gender considerations and predictors of malnutrition from a cross-sectional survey. BMC Nutrition 2016, 2:47

Measuring women's time use and exertion in agriculture and nutrition

  • Picchioni F., Zanello G., Srinivasan C., Wyatt A., Webb P. (2020). Gender, time-use, and energy expenditures in rural communities in India and Nepal. World Development, Volume 136, December 2020, 105137
  • Bulungu, A.L.S., Palla, L., Priebe, J., Forsythe, L., Katic, P., Varley. G., Galinda, B.D. Sarah, N., Nambooze, J., Wellard, K., Ferguson, E.L. (2021) Validation of a life-logging wearable camera method and the 24-hour diet recall method for assessing maternal and child dietary diversity. British Journal of Nutrition. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114520003530

Gender and climate change

Value chain

Gender and Drylands


Capacity strengthening and agricultural research

Social difference/poverty

  • Martin, A. and Albright, K. (2003) 'Integrated pest management: Gender sensitive and participatory approaches to IPM' in M. Jacobs and B. Dinham (eds.), Silent Invaders: Pesticides, Livelihoods and Women's Health. London: Zed Books. 280–291.
  • Martin, A., Verhagen, J. and Abatania, L. (2008) 'Urban agriculture and social inclusion'. Urban Agriculture Magazine, 20: 17–19.
  • White, J. and Morton, J. (2005) 'Mitigating impacts of HIV/AIDS on rural livelihoods: NGO experiences in sub-Saharan Africa'. Development in Practice, 15(2): 186–199.
  • Forsythe, L. and R. Willoughby (2011) Farming for Impact: A case study of Smallholder agriculture in Rwanda. Concern Worldwide.


Gender and biofuels

Gender, social difference and postharvest losses