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

Measuring Women’s Rights and Roles

What inequalities do women face in Ethiopia? In rural Ethiopia, people say farming is a man’s job. In reality, women play a large role in agriculture from farm to table. Take a drive through the countryside, and you will see women planting, weeding, tending to gardens, and harvesting, among other farm activities. The markets are bustling with >> 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

Workshop on Paving the Path for Gender Equality in Agriculture

On July 7 & 8, 2014, the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) will host a two-day workshop,  on the role of gender in agriculture in Ethiopia. The workshop has been organized in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture’s Women’s Affairs Directorate, the EIAR, the Central Statistical Agency, the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency, and the International Food >> Read more