Gender gaps: Bane of Africa’s agricultural R&D

by Gilbert Nakweya

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Africa’s agricultural production is negatively affected by gaps in gender-responsive agricultural research, experts say.
The gaps include fewer agricultural female researchers than male counterparts. Gender-responsive research addresses the distinct needs and priorities of men and women.
According to the experts increased production and dissemination of gender-responsive research and innovations in agriculture could be a significant game-changer for Africa in realising food and nutrition security sustainably.