Research and Reports

Women’s Land Rights and Economic Empowerment in Cocoa Communities in Ghana - Gender Assessment

Read this assessment about gender inequality in the cocoa industry in Ghana.


This brief describes the ways in which women are involved in nearly all activities of cocoa production in Ghana, while their role and contributions remain unseen, undervalued, and often unpaid. It covers laws, policies, regulations, and institutional practices; social norms and beliefs; gender roles, responsibilities, and time use; access to and control over assets and resources; and patterns of power and decision-making.