The following is a sample of the kind of literature that continues to inform our efforts at Bean Voyage:

1. Chattopadhyay, R. & Duflo, E. 2004. Women as policymakers: evidence from a randomized policy experiment in India, Econometrica, Vol. 72, №5.

2. Dollar, D. & Gatti, R. 1999, Gender inequality, income, and growth: are good times good for women? Policy Research Report on Gender and Development, Working Paper №1.Washington, DC, World Bank.

3. Fabiyi, E.F., Danladi, K.E., Akande, K. E. & Mahmood, Y. 2007. Role of Women in Agricultural Development and Their Constraints: A Case Study of Biliri Local Government Area, Gombe State, Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 6(6): 676–680.

4. FAO. 2011.The state of food and agriculture: women in agriculture, closing the gender gap for development.

5. Fresco, L.O. 1998. Higher Agricultural Education: An opportunity in rural development for women. Sustainable development department, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), for the United Nations.

6. Klasen, S. 2002. Low schooling for girls, slower growth for all? World Bank Economic Review, 16(3): 345–73.

7. OECD. 2008. Gender and sustainable development: maximizing the economic, social and environmental role of women. A Report to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)(2008).

8. Smith, L.C., Ramakrishnan, U., Ndiaye, A., Haddad, L. & Martorell, R. 2003. The importance of women’s status for child nutrition in developing countries. Research Report №131. Washington, DC, IFPRI.

9. Thomas, D. 1997. Incomes, expenditures and health outcomes: evidence on intrahousehold resource allocation. In L. Haddad, J. Hoddinott, & H. Alderman, eds. Intrahousehold resource allocation in developing countries. Baltimore, USA, Johns Hopkins University Press.

10. Udry, C., Hoddinott, J., Alderman, H & Haddad, L. 1995. Gender differentials in farm productivity: implications for household efficiency and agricultural policy. Food Policy, 20(5): 407–423.

11. UN Women. 2012. Commission on the status of women: facts and figures. Accessed here:

12. UN Women. 2014. World Survey on the role of women in development, Gender equality and sustainable development.

13. World Bank, FAO & IFAD. 2009. Gender in agriculture sourcebook. Washington, DC, World Bank.

14. Devex. 2018. Can Women's Empowerment Drive Gender Based Violence. Washington D.C: