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Can Integrated Agriculture-Nutrition Programs Change Gender Norms on Land and Asset Ownership?
In 2010, Helen Keller International (HKI) started a two-year Enhanced-Homestead Food Production (E-HFP) program in Gourma Province in eastern Burkina Faso. The program aimed to improve women’s agricultural production of nutrient-rich foods, and improve health outcomes for women and their children. This paper examines how HKI’s program influenced women’s accumulation and control over agricultural assets and small animals, and what the implications of such changes might be with regard to program sustainability and overall community development.