Gender Differential in Maize Productivity in Southern Ethiopia: Implications for House hold Efficiency



As most developing countries, in Ethiopia women frequently succeed their own maize fields, underwrite an important proportion of the complete labor requirements.Despite the significant roles women play in agriculture & food security in many developing countries, they last to have a poorer facility overa range of productive resources, including education, information, & financial resources. Productivity difference by gender is also frequently explained by difference in the adoption of technology, assuming the adoption of technology is likely to vary between men & women. In a bid to figure out gender differential on maize productivity in the study area the well- known Cobb-Douglas production was estimated. The findings of the estimate shows that there was no significant difference in the productivity levels of both men and women.Given the importance of farm inputs and farming land in hovering the total value product, future policies should be aimed at increasing admittance to agricultural inputs at a reasonable price, particularly for female-headed households that have a low income and hence cannot afford to acquisition them.



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