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

This webinar - held on 22 March 2016 - addressed 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 presented and discussed the rationale and key findings of the systematic review, and critically reflected on the use of time use data to explore the linkages between agriculture and nutrition. 

Resources now available:

Presentation slides

Audio podcast (Please note that due to a technical issue audio and visual resources are split. Please begin listening from Slide 6)

Event type: 


Virtual (webinar)

Dr. Sara Stevano, SOAS, University of London

Sara Stevano is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics at SOAS University of London. She has a background in economics, with a specialisation in development issues and political economy. She conducted her doctoral research on women’s work, food and household dynamics in northern Mozambique, with an interdisciplinary approach based on the use of economic and anthropological methods. After completing her PhD, Sara worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow on a systematic review on agriculture, gendered time use and nutrition in low- and middle-income countries. Her research interests include employment and labour markets, food and agricultural systems, and gender analysis. Sara’s work focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, with specific research expertise on Mozambique and Ghana.