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Gender, Democratic Practice and Member Control in Agricultural Primary Co-operative Societies in Uganda

"This study sought to assess the interaction of gender, the socio-institutional environment and structural phenomena in influencing the extent of democratic practice, member control, patronage and receipt of benefits amongst the agricultural prima...

Gender Variable in Agricultural Technology: A Case Of Rural Farmers in Machakos District - Eastern Kenya

Gender differentiated technology is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, most technologies are developed and tailored according to the stereotyped roles of men and women in society. In Africa, technological development has been modelled on western pre-se...

Patterns of Labor Productivity and Income Diversification in the Rural Farm and Non-farm Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa

In many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, high population growth in rural areas has reduced farm sizes and encouraged growth in non-farm employment and income sources with the aim of improving rural incomes. As agricultural productivity grows...

Climate Service Model for South Sudan's Rural Farmers and Agro-pastoralists

Using experimental data from a pilot project administered in rural Tonj South, Aweil West, and Aweil North, this paper studies climate services reception and application in South Sudan. The pilot climate service was first of its kind directly de...

Encouraging Non-farm Work to Increase Agricultural Commercialization in Ghana

Poverty in Ghana is generally a rural phenomenon. 37.9% of rural households are poor, compared to 10.6% of urban households. Furthermore, 78% of national poverty is in rural areas. Over 90% of these rural households depend on agriculture. However,...

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