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Agriculture and Gender

The LSMS team is leading a two-year research program funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Bank, in collaboration with the World Bank’s Africa Region Gender Practice, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The objective of the program is to update the evidence base on the extent and correlates of gender differences in agricultural productivity across Sub-Saharan Africa, based on the available rounds of the LSMS-ISA data and IFPRI case-study data from Mozambique and Malawi.

The outputs, in the form of microeconometric research papers, will be published as part of a special issue at Agricultural Economics. The guest editors for the special issue at Agricultural Economics are Talip Kilic, Calogero Carletto and Paul Winters.The results from the studies were distilled into a capstone report produced by the World Bank's Africa Region Gender Practice in collaboration with the ONE Campaign and the LSMS team; the report is available here.