Diversification strategies and well-being of rural women in Senegal

Women sifting cereal

Women in Senegal provide 60% of the agricultural labour force and over 70% of food production, but the majority in rural areas are poor and their production capacity is limited. The Senegalese government is supporting agricultural diversification under its inclusive development objectives, however, a team of local PEP researchers have found that non-farm diversification is more effective. When women participate in high-yield non-agricultural activities, their monthly income increases, they gain economic empowerment and their household food security improves.
Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

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