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.

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. Technical changes in agriculture have had different impacts on men and women, and women have not necessarily benefited as much as men have, or have benefited in different ways. Jiggins collects data from Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa to establish these arguments.

Citation: 
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.
Year: 
1986
Media Type: 
Working Paper
Topics: 
Banana Cassava Cereals Gender Gender analysis Gender equity Maize Production Rice Sweet Potato Value Chain Women's Empowerment

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