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The impact of intra household decision making on the sustainability, efficiency and equitability ofhousehold farming in sub-Saharan Africa.
This research project will assess to what extent more participatory intra household decision making about production and resource allocation contributes to more sustainable, efficient and equitable household farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, more specifically coffee farming systems in Uganda. An intervention in which household are intensely coached in participatory decision making about production, resource allocation and income expenditure will be randomly introduced among Ugandan smallholder coffee farming households. A framed economic experiment will permit to appraise if provision and appropriation behaviour by spouses in households with more participatory intra household decision making, the treatment group, is more cooperative, than in control households. The impact of participatory intra household decision making on the sustainability, efficiency and equitability of the outcomes from provision and appropriation behaviour in household farming systems will be studied using individual survey data collected among spouses in treatment and control households.
Date:1 Apr 2016 → 31 Mar 2017
Keywords:GENDER ASPECTS OF DEVELOPMENT, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL (RCT), SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, INTRAHOUSEHOLD
Disciplines:Agriculture, land and farm management, Applied economics, Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth