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Fertilizer use on individually and jointly managed crop plots in Mozambique

Creator: Marenya, P.P.
Creator: Kassie, M.
Creator: Tostao, E.
Year: 2015
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10883/21467
Language: English
Publisher: Africa Centre for Gender, Social Research and Impact Assessment
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Type: Article
Country focus: Mozambique
Place of Publication: Nairobi (Kenya)
Pages: 62-83
Issue: 2
Volume: 1
DOI: 10.19268/JGAFS.122015.4
Keywords: Plot Management
Description: Using plot level data, this study examines the differential fertilizer application rates on plots managed individually by men, women, or jointly in dual adult households in three districts in south-central Mozambique. The results suggest that—controlling for the demographics of the manager and plot characteristics—joint management of agricultural plots is associated with higher fertilizer application rates on maize plots but with lower fertilizer application on non-food cash plots. Absent equitable sharing of proceeds from jointly managed plots, efforts to increase access to inputs by women may need to be targeted at plots already managed by women themselves. In land-scarce environments where women are less likely to have parcels to cultivate autonomously, these results suggest that improving women’s bargaining power under joint management of agricultural activities may be one way to improve gender equality in agriculture.
Agrovoc: GENDER
Agrovoc: PARCELS
Agrovoc: FERTILIZER APPLICATION
Agrovoc: CROP MANAGEMENT
ISSN: 2413-922X
Journal: Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security


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