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Reducing the Agricultural Gender Gap in Cote D’Ivoire: How Has it Changed?

Agriculture plays a critical role in economies across Africa: farming provides up to 65% of all jobs on the continent. Women account for half of the agricultural workforce—but a gap between male and female farmers in terms of both output and productivity has been largely documented across the region. Closing this gender gap can help to improve productivity overall on the continent. This policy brief examines how the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Côte d’Ivoire and the factors which drive it have changed over time—providing critical insights on the successes and limitations of policies that have sought to address this challenge, and pointing out opportunities to design effective policy to close the gender gap going forward.