Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture (WEAI) 101


This in-person course is designed to provide participants with a foundational knowledge of the WEAI and its results to better understand its role in information gender-responsive programming. It also ensures USAID Feed the Future staff will better understand how their programming will be measured vis-à-vis the WEAI.

The WEAI is a tool, developed by USAID, IFPRI and OPHI, to measure the inclusion of women in agriculture sector growth that has occurred as a result of U.S. Government intervention under the Feed the Future initiative. WEAI data collection, measurement and reporting is a requirement in USAID-funded Feed the Future programs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Articulate what the WEAI measures, including the 5 Domains of Empowerment
  2. Describe the methodology used in the WEAI and how it measures empowerment
  3. Demonstrate a foundational ability to interpret and explain your country’s WEAI results
  4. Plan for one possible action to take using the WEAI as part of your role and responsibilities

Chapter 1: Empowerment, Agriculture, Why a WEAI, How WEAI is Different (27:50 min)

  • Empowerment and Agriculture (0:05)
  • Why a WEAI? (9:22)
  • How WEAI is Different? (23:28)

WEAI Chapter 1: Empowerment, Agriculture, Why a WEAI, How WEAI is Different

Chapter 2: WEAI’s Construction, 5 Domains of Empowerment, GPI (22:04 min)

  • WEAI’s Construction (0:05)
  • 5 Domains of Empowerment (DE) (1:35)
  • Gender Parity Index (GPI) (9:45)

WEAI Chapter 2: WEAI’s Construction, 5DE, GPI

Chapter 3: WEAI Survey Overview (27:51 min)

  • WEAI Survey (0:05)
  • WEAI Survey Exercise (10:20)
  • Survey Exercise Wrap-up (18:47)

WEAI Chapter 3: WEAI Survey Overview, Survey Video Exercises

WEAI Survey Exercise

Click below for the WEAI Survey Exercise:

Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) Survey Interview

Chapter 4: Using the WEAI (21:57 min)

  • Using WEAI in Your Country (0:05)
  • Looking at Baseline Results (7:56)
  • What’s Next for You and WEAI? (15:45)

WEAI Chapter 4: Using the WEAI

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