Intrahousehold Productivity Differentials and Land Quality in the Sudanian Savanna of Mali

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November 6, 2017 - Author: , Veronique Theriault, Hamza Haider, and Alpha Kergna

Melinda Smale, Veronique Theriault, Hamza Haider, and Alpha Kergna. 2017. Intrahousehold Productivity Differentials and Land Quality in the Sudanian Savanna of Mali. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 54. East Lansing: Michigan State University

KEY FINDINGS

  • We find little evidence that intrahousehold allocation of fertilizer is inefficient when we are able to control for land quality.
  • Gender and generation gaps in productivity persist but lessen as we control for land quality.
  • Women’s fields may be less fertile, but productivity differentials may also reflect distinctive objectives and modes of production.

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Tags: fsp policy brief, household income and livelihoods, land, mali


Related Topic Areas

Mali


Authors

Melinda Smale

Melinda Smale
703-231-8492
msmale@msu.edu

Véronique Thériault

Véronique Thériault
517-353-7856
theria13@msu.edu


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