Good and Efficient? Women’s Voice in Agriculture
Ralitza Dimova () and
Ira Gang ()
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Ralitza Dimova: Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester and IZA, Bonn
Departmental Working Papers from Rutgers University, Department of Economics
The potential of engaging female agricultural producers in high value crop activities has been in the increasing focus of much of the recent development literature and policy discourse. Using a rich representative household survey for Malawi, this work draws a profile of successful women farmers and the policies and interventions associated with this profile. Our study finds that female cash crop decision-making has significant impact on both efficiency and welfare. Female cash crop decision-making is encouraged by female ownership of land, credit allocations to women, and village-level infrastructure (development agencies, savings and credit unions).
Keywords: microanalysis of farm households; empowering women; cash crops; stochastic frontier analysis; farm production efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q12 O2 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Published as: Good and Efficient? Women’s Voice in Agriculture (with Ralitza Dimova) A Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment. Pages 85-87. Available at: www.womeneconroadmap.org. Full report available at http://www.womeneconroadmap.org/report/Farming. Accessed November (2015).
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