Challenges and Opportunities for Women in the Rwandan Coffee SectorDOWNLOAD FILE
June 1, 2017 - Author: Maria Claudia Lopez
Challenges and Opportunities for Women in the Rwandan Coffee Sector
Maria Claudia Lopez
June 2017, Kigali, Rwanda
Recap of challenges and findings
- Female-headed HHs are different from the male-headed HHs (household characteristics, farms, coffee production etc.).
- Food scarcity is higher in women headed HHs (but it is high in both groups).
- Female-headed HHs join cooperatives more than male-headed HHs (safety net, increase capital, source of information).
- Female-headed HHs are hiring labor to do pruning, stumping and fertilizer application.
- Female-headed HHs apply less manure than male-headed HHs.
- Productivity is lower in female-headed HHs than in male-headed HHs.
- Female-headed HHs are using fewer inputs than male-headed HHs.
- Our data shows that female-headed HHs are reporting less antestia incidence in their fields.