Publication: Two Heads are Better Than One: Agricultural Production and Investment in Côte d’Ivoire

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2022-05
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2022-05
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Donald, Aletheia
Rouanet, Léa
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Increasing agricultural productivity and investment is critical to reducing poverty, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, where agriculture remains the dominant income-generating activity. One potential way to promote investment and improve the efficiency of household farm production is to empower women as co-managers and facilitate the coordination of production decisions within the family. The authors test this approach in Côte d’Ivoire through a couples training delivered to rubber producers, and find that including women in economic planning improved the efficiency of household farm production and promoted higher levels of investment.
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Donald, Aletheia; Goldstein, Markus; Rouanet, Léa. 2022. Two Heads are Better Than One : Agricultural Production and Investment in Côte d’Ivoire. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/37550 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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