Gender, resource rights, and wetland rice productivity in Burkina Faso uri icon

abstract

  • Women are acknowledged to be responsible for 70–80 percent of food production in Sub-Saharan Africa. They operate within the institutional arrangements of the farm household, the single most important institution for agricultural production. This chapter illustrates why and how the ways in which production and related resources rights are organized along gender lines are critical to smallholder agricultural growth in the continent. It also illustrates how policies and intervention programs based on an inadequate understanding of gender relations are bound to fail

publication date

  • 2009