Shedding light on women's wages and working conditions in the agricultural sector in Morocco

A recent study by the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems examines gender inequalities within the agricultural sector in Morocco. The project sheds light on issues that have so far barely been addressed by the research community, which has sustained focus on landed households for their ability to test and adopt agricultural innovations.  

The study targets landless women and men that sell their labour for commercial and family farms practicing intensified agriculture. The authors quantify the gender wage gap and explore the working conditions within the agricultural sector in Saiss Morocco; a topic which is understudied and undermined in theoretical and applied assessment literature in the Middle East and North Africa region, albeit being very important for the landless poor who only have their labour to offer.

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The Euro-Mediterranean AGORA is a way to engage the civil society in the institutional and policy dialogue on research and innovation with the aim of becoming an integral part of the decision making and governance processes.

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