The agricultural sector in many developing countries, including in sub Saharan Africa (SSA) is underperforming, partly because women, who are often a crucial resource in agriculture and the rural economy, face constraints that reduce their technology adoption and productivity capacity.

Understanding gender roles and relation in agriculture along value chains and identifying key factors that contribute to gender gaps in agriculture is crucial for the design and formulation of gender inclusive policy and institutional innovations that equalize opportunities for women and men farmers and equally benefit women and men from the agricultural research for development and dissemination of technologies.

Using gender disaggregated data and advanced econometric methods the unit involves in measuring gender gaps (technology, productivity and welfare) and identifying the factors that causes these gaps to help prioritize, guide and target agricultural R4D interventions.