Women Empowerment in Agriculture: What Role for Nutrition in Tajikistan

by Bekhzod Egamberdiev


Ensuring equality in the access to productive resources and decision making to raise total agricultural output in developing countries obviously determines the path to reduce hunger and malnutrition. Equality is a broad concept because the term can be understood differently in many contexts by nations. Developing countries are characterized by many challenges in accessing and managing productive resources with agricultural decision making experienced by gender inequality (Sraboni et al., 2014).  Many studies have argued that equality and empowerment have become a rational framework to improve women and child nutritional outcomes (Alkire and Foster, 2011).  The purpose of the study is related to empirical analysis between the relationship of women empowerment measured by Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) domains and nutritional balance. This proposed methodology identifies the relationship between significant five domains (5DE) and gender parity index (GPI) with Empowerment and Children’s Nutrition Outcomes.