Gender equality in rural Africa
Gender gaps in assets, livelihood strategies, and control over income clearly impose costs on households, communities and nations. Explicit attention to gender is thus key to achieving the Malabo goals of shared prosperity and improved livelihoods through inclusive agricultural growth. This is one of the key findings from the 2019 Annual Trends and Outlook Report, prepared by ReSAKKS. The report looks at gender equality in Africa’s rural areas. It analyses topics such as gender and social norms in agriculture, women’s land rights, financial inclusion of women, gender equality in agricultural value chains, women’s control over income and challenges related to gender data.