Gender differentials in farm productivity: Implications for household efficiency and agricultural policy
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This article illustrates how current allocating features within some African household farms could be negatively affecting their resource output. One of their main objectives is to conclude whether gendered authority and control are potential variables in determining the quantity of product. Using an agronomic data set from the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and econometric techniques, they tested for productive efficiency and estimates, while accounting for gender. The results concluded that by restructuring currently used methods of production, farmers can increase their yield by 10 to 20 percent. They suggest that in order to develop successful agricultural policies, household models needs to be studied from a unified perspective, as well as a multifaceted perspective.