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Occasional Papers Series No 1

"The results of this study show that labour scarcity is a constraint to women farmers as there is a lot of work to be done and with the absence of children in school and absentee husbands in wage employments, the women need to hire labour, if they h…

Putting Small Scale Farming First : Improving the National Agriculture Investment Plans of Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania

The National Agriculture Investment Plans(NAIPs) of five countries – Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Burkina Faso – are being analysed in this report. It assesses the extent to which these countries are likely to benefit smallholder farmers…

Increasing Women's Access to Farm Land to Improve Food Security, Productivity and Welfare in Nigeria

Nigeria’s agricultural production is unable to keep up with its population growth, threatening food security in the country. Women’s low participation and contribution to the agricultural sector have been cited as part of the reason for the sector’s…

Does Women's Time on the Farm Affect Children's Nutritional Status? Evidence from Tanzania

Time allocation between reproductive and productive work in agriculture has implications for nutrition. Women, especially of reproductive age, are always confronted with the inescapable reality of dual responsibility of nurturing and caring for thei…

The Effect of Weather Shocks on Women's Labor Supply and the Income of Women-headed Household in Lesotho

This study examines the effect of weather shocks on labor-supply decisions and income for rural farming households in Lesotho. We examine how these shocks affect women and households headed by women relative to their male counterparts. We use the Le…

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