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Type Journal Article - World Development
Title Men’s Crops? Women’s Crops? The Gender Patterns of Cropping in Ghana
Volume 30
Issue 11
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2002
Page numbers 1987-2000
URL http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/20624/1/sp01do03.pdf
Cultural distinctions between men’s crops and women’s crops are found frequently in the literature on agriculture in West Africa. This paper uses nationally representative household survey data from Ghana to examine whether crops can be divided into men’s and women’s crops. Three definitions of farmer are used: the gender of the household head, the gender of the plot holder, and the person who keeps the revenue from the plot. Few crops can be defined as men’s crops and none are clearly women’s crops.

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