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Gender, Household Composition, and Adoption of Soil Fertility Technologies: A Study of Women Rice Farmers in Southern Senegal

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Amy J. Sullivan Introduction If as claimed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations women grow up to eighty percent of the food produced in Africa,… Read More

Diminishing Choices: Gender, Small Bags of Fertilizer, and Household Food Security Decisions in Malawi

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Robert P. Uttaro Abstract This paper examines two decisions farmers in southern Malawi make every planting season: whether or not to acquire increasingly expensive chemical fertilizers and whether or… Read More

Gender and Soil Fertility Management in Mbale District, Southeastern Uganda

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Abe Goldman and Kathleen Heldenbrand Introduction This paper explores gender-related aspects of agriculture and agricultural change in a densely populated, high potential area in eastern Uganda, particularly in relation… Read More

Gender and Soil Fertility in Uganda: A Comparison of Soil Fertility Indicators for Women and Men’s Agricultural Plots

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Peter Nkedi-Kizza, Jacob Aniku, Kafui Awuma, and Christina H. Gladwin Abstract The removal of subsidy under the structural adjustment programs of the World Bank has increased the cost of fertilizers… Read More

Gender and Soil Fertility in Africa: Introduction

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Christina H. Gladwin Abstract Soil fertility is the number-one natural resource in Africa; yet its depletion on smallholder farms has led to stagnant or decreasing per capita food production… Read More

Women’s Movements, Customary Law, and Land Rights in Africa: The Case of Uganda

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Aili Mari Tripp Abstract Much of the literature on women and land tenure in Africa has viewed the introduction of land titling, registration, and the privatization of land under… Read More

Crisis in the State and the Family: Violence Against Women in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Mary Johnson Osirim Abstract Since the early 1990’s, Zimbabwe has been enmeshed in a major economic crisis that has seriously eroded the status of women in that country.  For… Read More

Colonial Policies and Women’s Participation in Public Life: The Case of British Southern Cameroons

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Melinda Adams Abstract Much of the literature on colonial policies towards women has highlighted the ways that these policies spread Western notions of domesticity and narrowed the space available… Read More

Becoming Local Citizens: Senegalese Female Migrants and Agrarian Clientelism in The Gambia

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Pamela Kea Abstract Drawing on ethnographic research with Senegalese female migrants in Brikama, The Gambia, this article examines local citizenship and agrarian clientelism. Emphasis is placed on female migrants… Read More