What We Do

Gender Issues

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Gender Issues

Background AAAPD understands the central role of women in African agriculture. For any meaningful engagement or collaboration with smallholder farmers, it is vital for AAAPD to be cognizant of gender roles since they epitomize this important group of farmers. Our focus on women is based on the fact that they constitute the bulk of the nearly 200 million smallholder farmers across Africa and provide about half of the labor force (World Bank 2007). They typically cultivate no more than one hectar