Session 4 - Case Study: Part 1 - Integrating Gender into Market Systems Analysis: Women Farmers in Northern Ghana
Across Ghana’s northern zone farmers working small holdings struggle to feed their families throughout the year. Reliance on production during a single rainy season, shifting patterns of rainfall, and low crop yields keep many farm families food insecure. As family needs for cash increase, many men and youth migrate to urban areas in the south seeking wage employment. They may or may not be able to return for the planting season, which often means women are increasingly bearing the burden of farming as well as caring for children and the elderly.