Improved Agricultural Technology Adoption in Zambia: Are Women Farmers Being Left Behind?

The use of modern seed varieties and other improved technologies is essential for farmers to significantly increase their crop harvest and improve their livelihoods. All over Sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture productivity growth has remained very low over many decades irrespective of gender of the farmer. However, studies have shown that women farmers fare worse than the male counterparts in terms of adoption of improved technology and productivity. This gender gap in technology adoption curtails agricultural development because women in developing countries such as Zambia play a significant role in agriculture and food production.


Issue Date:
2016-03
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/245916
Total Pages:
40
Series Statement:
IAPRI Working paper
106




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