The Next Steps for Gender Research in Ethiopia

In 2014, the Research for Ethiopia’s Agriculture Policy (REAP) team undertook two projects to take stock of the current research and data available on male and female farmers in Ethiopia. They found that there is significant information on farmers who are the head of their household, but relying on analysis based solely on heads of >> Read more

Patterns of Agricultural Production among Male and Female Holders: Evidence from Agricultural Sample Surveys in Ethiopia

Abstract Gender inequality presents a significant barrier to increasing agricultural production and food security in Ethiopia. The lack of nationally representative sex-disaggregated data and analysis has hindered the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. This report aims to contribute to filling this gap by presenting a gender analysis of the Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency’s Agricultural Sample Survey >> Read more

Bridging the Divide Between Women and Men Farmers in Ethiopia

Women make up about half of the labor force in Ethiopia. While their contributions are plentiful, women and girls face discrimination when accessing —and making decisions regarding— education, agricultural information and inputs, land, and other assets to aid food production. “If women and girls are left behind, we will never develop,” said Adugna Waggra, Deputy Director General >> Read more