The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index
Ask & Answer: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index
The "Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index" (WEAI) is the first measure to directly capture women's empowerment and inclusion levels in the agricultural sector. The WEAI focuses on five areas: decisions over agricultural production, power over productive resources such as land and livestock, decisions over income, leadership in the community, and time use.
What are the components of the Index? How does the Index work in practice? And how can it be applied in different projects and contexts?
Join the #AskAg Twitter chat hosted by Agrilinks, USAID, and Feed the Future to speak directly with WEAI experts Emily Hogue and Tania Tam of USAID’s Bureau for Food Security. Tweet questions to @Agrilinks or post questions in the comments section below to help frame the hour-long discussion. You can learn more about the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index from Feed the Future and USAID.
When: April 3, 12–1pm EDT | Where: #AskAg & @Agrilinks on Twitter
How to participate:
- Visit Twitter.com to sign up for an account. (For more information on getting started on Twitter, check out this Twitter Guide Book.)
- Submit questions to @Agrilinks prior to the chat to help frame the discussion. (You can also submit questions by commenting on this page.)
- Join us on April 3 at 12 pm EDT by following the hashtag #AskAg.
Questions on how to participate? Contact us at [email protected] or at @Agrilinks on Twitter.
- WEAI brochure
- Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index page on FeedtheFuture.gov
- WEAI Case study, Uganda, Florence
- WEAI Case study, Uganda, Peace
- WEAI Case study, Angela, Guatemala
- WEAI Case study, Maria, Guatemala
- WEAI Case study, Bangladesh, Aysha
- WEAI Case study, Bangladesh, Seema
- Feed the Future Women & Agriculture video
- Feed the Future Monitoring & Evaluation, Volume 6: Measuring Gender Impact Guidance
- Feed the Future Progress (M&E)
- Feed the Future Gender Fact Sheet
- Feed the Future Gender focus area
- IFPRI Survey
- USAID Gender Policy press release
- USAID Office of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
Emily Hogue is a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the Bureau for Food Security (BFS). Prior to working in BFS, she served as the Desk Officer for El Salvador and ECAM, and later for Guatemala and Honduras, in the Central America and Mexico Office of the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. Before joining USAID, Hogue completed a PhD in Comparative Sociology with a specialization in Anthropology; her dissertation research was an evaluation of the impacts of World Vision economic development programs in Peruvian indigenous communities. Additionally, she has conducted original research on topics such as low-income families’ utilization of social services with U of Chicago, women’s involvement in economic growth in southern Chile, and ethnic identities and development in the Andes. Hogue worked as a development consultant on disaster management for Habitat for Humanity Caribbean and on economic growth for World Vision Chile. Prior to development consulting, she taught English at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, taught Spanish at Anderson University in Indiana, and served in the AmeriCorps. Hogue has twelve years of experience in international development and social science research. She also holds an M.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Spanish and English.