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Re: Transforming gender relations in agriculture through women’s empowerment: benefits, challenges and trade-offs for improving nutrition outcomes

Georgina  Njiraini
Georgina Njiraini Center for development research Germany

Women work for long hours in the farms and in their household chores thus taking up most of their time. Investment in technologies that would save on their time is likely to be valuable and enable re allocation and prioritisation of the freed time to important aspects of child care and nutrition. For example, research in some regions shows that investment in water infrastructure saves on the time spent by women fetching water from long distances. Additionally giving water rights to women is part of empowerment and goes a long way to foster healthcare and nutrition.