Gender Analysis of Maize Post-Harvest Management in Kenya: A Case Study of Nakuru, Naivasha and Embu Districts

This gender analysis study for maize post-harvest management was carried out in Kenya under the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) through its Effective Grain Storage Project Phase-II (EGSP-II). Maize is Kenya’s main staple food taken to be synonymous with household and national food security. It is therefore the country’s most frequently produced and marketed crop. About 75 percent of the maize in the country is produced by small-scale farmers. Women and men play vital roles and are engaged in different activities across the maize value chain, from production to consumption including post-harvest management (PHM). This study provides a critical analysis of gender relations in crop post-harvest management and gender roles in grain storage management, technology handling and dissemination. The results will assist EGSP-II team’s address the different preferences and priorities of women, men and youth in the design and adoption of metal silos.

Citation: 
Nzioki, A., & Kandiwa, V. (2015). Gender analysis of maize post-harvest management in Kenya. Chicago
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2015
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