What is it about?

There have been frequent calls by development practitioners to mainstream gender into agricultural research activities. This paper examines the situation on the ground and its implication on the utilization of the existed agricultural technologies in Ghana.

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Why is it important?

Our findings suggest that gender is one of the important socio-economic factors to consider in agricultural research activities. Thus, the study contributes to the actualisation of goal five (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs. The study also outlines an important policy consideration for sustainable development actions in the rice sector of Ghana.


Writing this manuscript was a great inspiration as I was eager to understand how rice scientists address gender issues in research activities. I hope policymakers and researchers shall find this manuscript thought-provoking and ultimately mainstream gender in subsequent research activities in Ghana.

Monica Addison
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

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This page is a summary of: Gender considerations in development and utilisation of technological innovations: evidence from Ghana, Development in Practice, July 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2019.1632263.
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