Why women are a good investment for farming

Ghana ranks 140 out of 189 on UNDP’s Gender Inequality Index (2017). Yet women produce around 70–80% of the country’s food, are more likely to adopt good agricultural practices, have higher, better quality yields and higher credit recovery rates than men, and tend to channel earnings back into their households. This brief describes how MADE’s work has helped women smallholder farmers, Farm Enterprise Advisors and entrepreneurs perform better, and also highlights the challenges in reducing gender inequality in Ghana.

Resource type: Brief
Year produced: 2019
Value chain: Multi-crop
Thematic area: Gender inclusivity
Region: Northern Ghana

File size: 2.93 MB

File type: PDF