Relevance of sharing the results and positive findings of the randomised-control trial and the intervention, as well as the recommendations for practitioners, including robust evidence of the heterogeneous effect of the project.
Rubio-Jovel, K. (2021). ‘Gender Empowerment in Agriculture Interventions: What Are We Still Missing? Evidence From a Randomized-Controlled Trial Among Coffee Producers in Honduras’. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5, 695390.
Based on these findings, this study concludes the need for tailored interventions based on different levels of individual characteristics at baseline.
This could be useful for any agricultural intervention that has a gender dynamic aspect.
Randomised-control trial at community level. Carried out a survey with households. Created focus groups (split by gender) and interviewed cooperative leaders.
However, there was a high rate of migration of participants in the control and intervention communities. One must always plan an extra amount of samples to account for this.
Tracking compliance with intervention was not carried out effectively by the project staff.
Jasmyn Spanswick prepared this research following an interview with Karla Rubio-Jovel.