Overholt et al. combine a number of technical papers and case studies on different issues affecting women in development programs. These include issues of productivity in agricultural systems, technology transfer, small scale enterprise and women, family planning, and credit. The case studies come from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Jiggins argues that the neglect of gender issues in agricultural research and technology development has resulted in reduced agricultural output and household welfare. Jiggins states that normative views of gender roles are challenged a number of issues, including the scale of women's participation in agricultural production, food processing, and trade. Jiggins argues that the research community pays insufficient attention to institutional barriers which prohibit women from accessing extension, extension agents, and relevant agricultural information.
Jiggins, J. 1986. Gender-Related Impacts and the Work of the International Agricultural Research Centers Gender-Related Impacts and the Work of the International Agricultural Research Centers CGIAR Study Paper Number 17. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank.