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Women's economic advancement through agricultural change

Christine Peña, Patrick Webb and Lawrence Haddad

No 10, FCND discussion papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: This paper reviews donor experience with the design of development projects that are sensitive to gender-specific constraints. The review finds that the gap between intentions and implementation as regards gender-sensitivity is larger in agriculture than in health and nutrition. One of the reasons forwarded for this gap is the dearth of quantitative studies documenting the foregone benefits in terms of agricultural productivity of not promoting the economic advancement of women in agriculture.

Keywords: employment; Nutrition; Gender; Women Economic conditions.; Women Employment Bangladesh.; Women in agriculture Bangladesh.; Gender.; Nutrition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1996
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