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dc.creatorNdiritu, Simon
dc.creatorKassie, Menale
dc.creatorBekele, Shiferaw
dc.date03/02/2015
dc.dateMon, 2 Mar 2015
dc.dateMon, 2 Mar 2015 15:19:48
dc.dateMonth: 12 Year: 2014
dc.dateMon, 2 Mar 2015 15:19:48
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-18T11:29:16Z
dc.date.available2015-03-18T11:29:16Z
dc.identifier10.1016/j.foodpol.2014.06.010
dc.identifier
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/3848
dc.descriptionArticle published in Food Policy Journal.
dc.descriptionThis paper uses sex-disaggregated survey data at the plot level to test whether there are systematic gender differences in the adoption of multiple sustainable intensification practices (SIPs) in Kenya. We analyze plot level adoption decisions of SIPs by male, female or joint plot managers within the household, controlling for household characteristics, asset wealth and land quality factors that condition investments in intensification options. Using a multivariate probit model, we find gender differences in the adoption pattern for some SIPs. Compared to male plot mangers, female managers are less likely to adopt minimum tillage and animal manure in crop production, indicating the existence of certain socioeconomic inequalities and barriers for female farmers. However, we find no gender differences in the adoption of soil and water conservation measures, improved seed varieties, chemical fertilizers, maize-legume intercropping, and maize-legume rotations.
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses sex-disaggregated survey data at the plot level to test whether there are systematic gender differences in the adoption of multiple sustainable intensification practices (SIPs) in Kenya. We analyze plot level adoption decisions of SIPs by male, female or joint plot managers within the household, controlling for household characteristics, asset wealth and land quality factors that condition investments in intensification options. Using a multivariate probit model, we find gender differences in the adoption pattern for some SIPs. Compared to male plot mangers, female managers are less likely to adopt minimum tillage and animal manure in crop production, indicating the existence of certain socioeconomic inequalities and barriers for female farmers. However, we find no gender differences in the adoption of soil and water conservation measures, improved seed varieties, chemical fertilizers, maize-legume intercropping, and maize-legume rotations.
dc.formatPages:117 - 127
dc.formatVolume Number:49 part 1
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherElsevier B.V ScienceDirect
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dc.subjectSustainable intensification
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectTechnology adoption
dc.subjectMultivariate probit
dc.subjectKenya
dc.titleAre there systematic gender differences in the adoption of sustainable agricultural intensification practices? evidence from Kenya
dc.typeArticle


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