By Akua Opokua Britwum
This issue of Feminist Africa revisits rural women and agricultural livelihoods, focusing on the persistence of contexts that compromise their ability to benefit from development interventions. An accumulation of studies over the years have set out to unravel the hindering factors. Some such studies, premised on the economic efficiency argument, push for greater attention to women’s productivity in rural agriculture. These studies note that women’s enhanced productivity could increase agricultural output and end poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in rural communities (Agarwal, 2011; Kelkar, 2013; Kumase et al., 2010). In response, interventions have been designed to benefit women, reaching them directly as individuals or in groups.
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