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Twenty-five years of research on women farmers in Africa: lessons and implications for agricultural research institutions -- With an annotated bibliography

  title={Twenty-five years of research on women farmers in Africa: lessons and implications for agricultural research institutions -- With an annotated bibliography},
  author={Cheryl R. Doss},
  • C. Doss
  • Published 1999
  • Economics, Sociology
Based on an extensive review of the literature on women farmers in Africa, this paper explores the potential reasons why women farmers have not adopted improved maize technologies and discusses the implications for agricultural research. Women farmers are often constrained by their lack of access to labor, land, and inputs. In addition, women may prefer different outputs than men. Finally, the dynamics of household decision-making affects technology adoption; roles and responsibilities within… 
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  • M. Neitzert
  • Economics
    Revue canadienne d'etudes du developpement = Canadian journal of development studies
  • 1994
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