Gendered impacts of fertilizer subsidy removal programs in Malawi and Cameroon
AbstractSince the early 1980s, development experts and donor agencies have agreed on the importance of structural adjustment programs (SAPs) aimed at 'getting prices right'. Adoption of reforms were made preconditions for new loans or grants in many sub-Saharan African countries. In both Malawi and Cameroon, one such required reform was government's eliminating fertilizer subsidies to the small farm sector, previously used to increase the profitability of intensive agriculture while keeping food prices artificially low. The aim of this ,:>aper is to review fertilizer subsidy removal programs for their impact on farmers, who in sub-Saharan Africa are women. In theory, SAP programs should benefit women producers, because much emphasis is placed on renewing agricultural production and aligning farmgate prices with world prices. But in practice, will they benefit? Are SAPs gender-neutral and affect men and women equally, or merely gender-blind?
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its journal Agricultural Economics of Agricultural Economists.
Volume (Year): 07 (1992)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Crop Production/Industries; International Development; Production Economics;
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