Understanding the Impact of Agricultural Technology on Women's Empowerment

Background: Agricultural technology and improved inputs have been proven to have dramatic effects on farmer yields, incomes, and consumption. However, while these outcomes are important to valuation of a new technology, there are also core questions about the effects of any shocks in terms of gender equity.  

Scope: An agricultural technology company needed to understand the effect their technology had on broad agricultural outcomes (yields / incomes / welfare), but also on the intra-household dynamics and female empowerment.  Busara was engaged to conduct an impact evaluation through two large scale field trials to understand general welfare effects as well as measure impact on women's empowerment.