Nweke and Enete's report examines farm-level information from 282 villages in six major cassava producing areas in Africa. The data provides evidence of the division of responsibilities on the farm between men and women, but also suggests that these responsibilities are changing as market access improves and technologies become more available. These changes cause men to assume more responsibilities in cassava marketing and processing. The report does not examine the consequences of these shifts. The report also examines labor differentials between men and women's fields, differentials in access to and use of labor saving technologies, gender differentials in processing activities, and differences in access to land on which men and women plant cassava.
Gender Surprises in Food Production, Processing, and Marketing with Emphasis on Cassava in Africa.
Nweke, F.I., and A. Enete. 1999. Gender Surprises in Food Production, Processing, and Marketing with Emphasis on Cassava in Africa. Collaborative Study of Cassava in Africa Working Paper No. 19. Ibadan: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.