Nigeria country Plan baseline and varietal monitoring survey the abbreviated women's empowerment in agriculture index (A-WEAI)
Evidence of gender inequality abounds in agriculture arising from women's restricted access to farm land and other productive inputs. Women however, play a vital role as agricultural producers and as agents of food and nutritional security, making up on average 43 percent of the agricultural labor force in developing countries (FAO, 2011). The high level of inequality is therefore a serious challenge that calls for understanding the role of women's empowerment in agriculture. This is important in devising more effective interventions to increase agricultural productivity, enhance household and national economic growth, achieve food security, improve nutrition, reduce poverty, and promoting sustainable agriculture.