Engendering agricultural productivity in Ethiopia: The cost of the gender gap

This is the policy brief produced from the study on the cost of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Ethiopia.  The findings and policy recommendations are striking, and send a strong signal to policy makers in Ethiopia as well as development partners that closing the gender gap is smart economics. This Report helps to lay the ground-work for deeper investigation as to where to invest for the most cost-effective policies. The analysis finds that women’s lesser capacity to purchase pesticides, herbicides and fungicides is an important constraint contributing to the gender gap in farm crop productivity in Ethiopia.

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Geographic coverage: Africa; Ethiopia

Resource type: Policy papers

Publication year: 2018

Number of pages: 4

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)