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Women’s participation in agricultural cooperatives in Ethiopia

Thomas Woldu, Fanaye Tadesse and Marie-Katherine Waller
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Thomas Woldu Assefa ()

No 57, ESSP working papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: This paper uses a rich dataset from a survey undertaken by the Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA) and the Interna-tional Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in 2009 in eight woredas in seven regions of Ethiopia with a sample of 1,117 households and 73 agricultural cooperatives. Using descriptive statistics and econometric analysis under a critical gender lens, the paper identifies which cooperative, household, and individual level characteristics influence women’s participation in agricultural cooperatives. The findings suggest that a major barrier to women’s access are gender biases within households, communities, and cooperatives themselves that favor educated male household heads and land owners over resource-poor women.

Keywords: Cooperatives; agricultural cooperatives; Women; Gender; women empowerment; Women in agriculture.; Participation; Gender equality; Household behavior (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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