PMMA-20386 The Gender Gap in Smallholder Agricultural Productivity: The Case of Cameroon


Promoting smallholder agriculture is a crucial component of any strategy towards agricultural development in Africa. Using plot-level data, OLS and decomposition techniques, this research project investigates (1) gender differences in small-scale agricultural productivity, and (2) how gender productivity gap varies spatially in Cameroon. In addition to the household headship as well as de jure and de factor headships, we use the plot holder and plot manager as the gender indicators in order to investigate how the gender variable of choice affects the estimation of the gender gap. The research project uses data set from a multi-crop survey of smallholder household farmers undertaken by the Cameroonian Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) in 2009. The sample consists of 1,200 households and 3,076 plots in 125 villages across the three major agro-ecological regions.


Project leader: Njikam Ousmanou

Project researchers: Paloma Coralie Mbengono | Therese ELOMO ZOGO | Phalone Ingride ABOSSOLO DOUMA | François Colin NKOA | OKOUDA Barnabe

Scientific mentors: Abdelkrim Araar

Policy outreach mentors: Christian Arnault Emini

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