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Why are women farmers in sub-Saharan Africa less productives

Published on April 23, 2015

Researchers have documented a wide array of gender disparities in sub-Saharan Africa that have important implications for individual and household well-being. Perhaps one of the most significant disparities is in agricultural production, the primary economic activity for the majority of the population in sub-Saharan Africa. Closing this gender gap in agricultural productivity would not only improve the welfare of female farmers but could also have larger benefits for other members of the household, especially children. However, in order to design effective policy interventions aimed at closing this productivity gap, we must first understand the nature and cause of the gap. Read more. Source | World Bank