Changing Gender Roles in Agriculture?: Evidence from 20 Years of Data in Ghana

At a time when donors and governments are increasing efforts to mainstream gender in agriculture, it is critical to revisit long-standing wisdom about gender inequalities in agriculture to be able to more efficiently design and evaluate policy interventions. IFPRI’s report uses 20 years of longitudinal data from Ghana to assess some of the stylized facts and myths about gender in agriculture to evaluate whether gender patterns have changed over time. The blog published details the five themes/myths explored in the report: land, cropping patterns, market participation, agricultural inputs, and employment, to demonstrate the difficulty of making general statements about gender in agriculture.

IFPRI, Blog launch September 2017, report published March 2017.