Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96319
Authors: 
Torkelsson, Åsa
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/024
Abstract: 
Agriculture is a main contributor to pro-poor growth in Africa, but gender inequalities in the sector hold back agricultural growth and affect household welfare negatively. The sector has been characterized by a lack of gender-disaggregated data and patchy gender-integration in policies and operational responses. To remedy this, the World Bank (WB) and the Government of Kenya (GoK) integrated gender in a pronounced way in the design and implementation of the Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP). A robust gender-disaggregated baseline was established to provide operational guidance as well as inputs for a policy dialogue that aimed to integrate gender in the agriculture sector. This paper uses the recent empirical and practical experiences as the basis for a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of linking foreign aid to local development processes.
Subjects: 
poverty reduction
agriculture
gender
markets
Kenya
JEL: 
F63
J16
N57
O19
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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