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discussion paper

Gender inequalities in ownership and control of land in Africa: Myths versus reality

The objective of this paper is to explore, conceptually and empirically, the levels and relative inequalities in landownership between women and men in African countries. The first section of the paper engages in a conceptual discussion of how to…

discussion paper

Promising approaches to address the needs of poor female farmers

"Recognizing that “gender matters,” many development interventions have aimed to close the gender gap in access to resources, both human and physical, and to address the specific needs of female farmers. This paper critically reviews attempts to…

brief

Promising approaches to address the needs of poor female farmers

Gender norms are an important constraint to increasing agricultural productivity. Inequality in the distribution of resources between men and women is linked with production inefficiency, yet interventions targeting smallholder farmers often fail to…