One of the strategic objectives for FAO is to reduce the gender gap in the interests of rural development. This paper was raised to know the perception that the producers of the Ecuadorian double purpose bovine have on gender differences both in the family and in the production unit. A random sample of 132 family-productive units of tropical forest from Manabi was used. The information was obtained through a survey related to socioeconomic profile of the family, the production system and the perception of the role of the different genders. Results show that there are significant gender differences in rural Ecuador. Producers have strong beliefs in social and biological differences between sexes. The work and role of women is perceived only relevant in the domestic sphere. While in the production unit just assume responsibilities. Decision making is unique to man when it comes to the business world; while women participate with him in household decisions.
Torres, Y., de Pablos-Heredero, C., Morantes, M., Rangel, J., Espinosa, J. A., Angón, E., & García, A. (2016). El papel de la mujer en la explotación de ganado bovino de doble propósito en Ecuador. Archivos de Zootecnia, 65(251), 309–314. https://doi.org/10.21071/az.v65i251.690