The contribution of women to labor in African agriculture is regularly quoted in the range of 60–80%. Using individual, plot-level labor input data from nationally representative household surveys across six Sub-Saharan African countries, this study estimates the average female labor share in crop production at 40%.
This publication aims to provide simple and clear and practical information about the Regional Initiative on Building resilience in Africa's drylands and raise awareness among stakeholders of the Initiative
To raise awarenesss among focus countries, partners and other target audience about the regional initiative and its relevance to the Organization's strategic objectives.
The nature and significance of China's engagements with African agriculture continues to be hotly debated in the media, academia and policy circles around the world.
Uganda’s progress in reducing poverty from 1993 to 2006 is a remarkable story of success that has been well told. The narrative of Uganda’s continued, albeit it slightly slower, progress in reducing poverty since 2006 is less familiar.
Supporting Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGTs) is a programme that provides countries with a framework for best practices in tenurerelated policies, laws, regulations, strategies and practices.
The buying up of farmland by international investors is viewed highly critically. However, sweeping judgements could be inappropriate, as our author demonstrates with survey results from Ethiopia and Uganda.
This Technical Guide explains how investors can invest responsibly in agricultural land in line with the <a href="www.fao.org/3/a-i2801e.pdf"><i>Voluntary Guidelines.</i></a> (Although the Voluntary Guidelines address both forests and fisheries this guide focuses only on investments in agricultural land.
Full citation: Johnson, N. L., Kovarik, C., Meinzen-Dick, R., Njuki, J., & Quisumbing, A. (2016). Gender, Assets, and Agricultural Development: Lessons from Eight Projects. World Development, 83, 295–311.