Seminar: Does women's time matter? A critical reflection on time use in agriculture-nutrition research

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 14:00 to 15:00

Event type



Upper Meeting Room, LIDC, 36 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD


Sara Stevano, SOAS

Speaker bio

Sara Stevano is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics. She is currently doing research on agriculture, gender, time use and food consumption as part of an LCIRAH/IFPRI-funded research project. Her doctoral research was on women’s work, food and household dynamics in northern Mozambique.


This seminar (and online webinar) addresses an important question for economic development in rural areas of low- and middle-income countries: if agriculture is to promote nutrition, do we need to take women’s time into account? LCIRAH and IFPRI recently funded a systematic review study aimed at understanding the role of time in agriculture-nutrition pathways. Sara Stevano will present and discuss the rationale and key findings of the systematic review, and then develop a critical reflection on the use of time use data to explore the linkages between agriculture and nutrition. 

Note: Spaces are limited for this event so please register your interest.