Nigeria

Leveling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women Farmers in Africa.

O'Sullivan et al. focus on the gender gap in productivity, providing more information on gender-based constraints to production in Sub-Saharan Africa. Based on information from survey data, they identify ten priority areas that will help to decrease the gender gap. These include: 1. strengthening women's land rights, 2. improving women's access to hired labor, 3. enhancing women's use of tools and equipment to reduce labor, 4. providing community-based child care centers, 5. encouraging women farmers to use more high-quality fertilizer, 6. increasing women's use of improved seeds, 7.

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Policy Brief

Gender and Pro-Poor Value Chain Analysis: Insights from the Gate Project Methodoogy and Case Studies.

Gammage describes the Greater Access to Trade Expansion (GATE) project's methodology for gender in value chain analysis. The document makes an argument for a mixed methods gender and pro-poor value chain analysis, including estimate of costs and returns, value added, labor market segmentation, and the analysis of power and the terms of exchange throughout the chain. Gammage discusses the value chain from an economic perspective arguing that it can be used to illuminate opportunities to improve men and women's employment throughout the chain.

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Working Paper

Gender Dimensions of Agriculture, Poverty, Nutrition, and Food Security in Nigeria. Abuja.

This review provides a gender analysis of poverty, nutrition, food security, and analysis on the performance of agricultural activities by gender in Nigeria. Ajani argues that although women contribute significantly to food production, processing, and marketing, decision-making and access to capital assets. Women need access to appropriate technology for food production. Gender issues also affect women's access to extension services. Women farmers face serious time constraints and sometimes cannot participate in extension.

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Working Paper