Designing agricultural technology for African women farmers: Lessons from 25 years of experience
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The author notes the factors that should be taken into account when introducing technologies or development programs so that women benefit from their introduction rather than being disadvantaged. The author is trying to draw attention to three key facts that she feels need to be addressed before technology is introduced: households are complex, gender roles are complex and gender roles are changing. The author discusses these ideas in detail, and then lays out important areas of critical assessment that must take place when implementing new technologies and designing agricultural development programs.