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SASHA Brief 2013: Gender dimensions of sweetpotato production and consumption in Rwanda

This brief discuss gender dimensions in sweetpotato production. case study Rwanda. Brielfy, the Rwanda Super Foods Project sought to assess the relative efficiency of sweetpotato product value chains and their potential to increase farmer income and equity. Overall observation is that in many countries, when a crop is commercialized, men become more involved in its production and sometimes dominate the income earned from sales. Therefore, since the crop is largely grown by women farmers in Rwanda, the project investigated whether an improved sweetpotato value chain can improve women’s income and empowerment. 

HOW TO CITE

David, S., Sindi, K. and Low, J. 2013. Gender dimensions of sweetpotato production and consumption in Rwanda. International Potato Center (CIP).