STAARS-10 Does Gender Matter in Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Technologies? A Case of Push-Pull Technology in Kenya

Abstract

This paper utilizes gender-disaggregated survey data to access whether there are systematic gender differences in adoption of “push-pull” technology in Kenya. We use plot-level data to analyze the adoption decisions of different sustainable agriculture practices including push-pull technology by male, female and joint plot managers within a household. Using multivariate probit model, we do not find heterogeneity with regard to gender dimensions in adoption of push-pull technology. However, gender differences in the adoption pattern of some of the other practices are evident. Female plot managers are more likely to adopt animal manure, a relatively low-cost soil improving practice compared to inorganic fertilizers among others. Female and jointly managed plot managers are also likely to adopt crop rotation compared to male plot managers. We do not however find any gender differences in the adoption of other sustainable agriculture practices components including maize grain-legume intercropping, inorganic fertilizer, improved maize seed and water and soil conservation.


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Project leader: Beatrice Muriithi

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Authors Co-Authors Title of paper Title of Economic Review Bibliographic references
Beatrice Muriithi Gracious Diiro, Menale Kassie Berresaw, Geoffrey Muricho Does Gender Matter in Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Technologies? A Case of Push-Pull Technology in Kenya Food Security

Volume 10, Issue 2
(April 2018),
pp. 253-272


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