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Considerations in Gender-Responsive Priorities for Effective Agri-biotech Dev't in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 4, 2012

Addressing gender issues is an important aspect in the development of agri-biotech systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Obidimma Ezezika and colleagues at Sandra Rotman Centre in Canada conducted interviews with key stakeholders in agri-biotech across sub-Saharan Africa. With the results of the interview, together with review of available literature and field observation, the team found that incorporating a gendered perspective is critical for sustainable development of agri-biotech. It is critical that women must be considered and participate equally with men in various aspects such as decision-making on trait selection of biotech crop; education for agri-biotech research; and control over biotech crop management and income generation.

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