Background: The WEAI+ proves that women farmers lack empowerment in agricultural decision-making, purchase, sale or transfer of assets, and public speaking. Research suggests that through culturally grounded opportunities that enhance women farmers, agricultural empowerment among women smallholder farmers will become more widespread.
Ragsdale, K., Read-Wahidi, M.R., Wei, T., Martey, E., & Goldsmith, P. (2018). Using the WEAI+ to explore gender equity and agricultural empowerment: Baseline evidence among men and women smallholder farmers in Ghana’s Northern Region. Journal of Rural Studies; 64(2): 123-134. doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2018.09.013.
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