How does gender affect the adoption of agricultural innovations? The case of improved maize technology in Ghana

Why do men and women adopt agricultural technologies at different rates? Evidence from Ghana suggests that gender-linked differences in the adoption of modern maize varieties and chemical fertilizer result from gender-linked differences in access to complementary inputs. This finding has important policy implications, because it suggests that ensuring more widespread and equitable adoption of improved technologies may not require changes in the research system, but rather introduction of measures that ensure better access for women to complementary inputs, especially land, labor, and extension services. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.


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Issue Date:
2001-06
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/176934
Published in:
Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Volume 25, Issue 1
Page range:
27-39
Total Pages:
14
JEL Codes:
Q12; 116; 012




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