Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index

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The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (or WEAI) is the first-ever measure to directly capture women's empowerment and inclusion levels in the agricultural sector. 

Developed by USAID, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, this innovative tool tracks women’s engagement in agriculture in five areas: Production; Resources; Income; Leadership; and Time use.

Unlike any other tool, it also measures women’s empowerment relative to men within their households, providing a more robust understanding of gender dynamics within households and communities.