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Women's economic advancement through agricultural change

  • Peña, Christine
  • Webb, Patrick
  • Haddad, Lawrence James

This paper reviews donor experience with the design of development projects that are sensitive to gender-specific constraints. The review finds that the gap between intentions and implementation as regards gender-sensitivity is larger in agriculture than in health and nutrition. One of the reasons forwarded for this gap is the dearth of quantitative studies documenting the foregone benefits in terms of agricultural productivity of not promoting the economic advancement of women in agriculture.

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series FCND discussion papers with number 10.

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Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:fcnddp:10
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  1. von Braun, Joachim & Webb, Patrick J R, 1989. "The Impact of New Crop Technology on the Agricultural Division of Labor in a West African Setting," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 37(3), pages 513-34, April.
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