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Improving Livelihoods of Rural Women through Managing for Development Results

The importance of rural women in social economic development can not be over emphasised. Improving their livelihoods constitutes a significant productive and transformative factor for the advancement of the entire African region. The African Communi…

The Gap between the Health Status of Rural and Urban Women in Ghana: A Case Study of Patients at a Mission Hospital in the Ashanti Region

The women in rural areas play an important role in sustaining the agricultural sector which is often the backbone of many developing countries. However, their share of the national pie does not often reflect the importance of their contribution to t…

Small-scale Off-grid Energy Systems: Improve Productivity by Increasing Women's Access to Electricity in Rural Nigeria

Less than a quarter of people living in rural areas of Nigeria have access to electricity. Without sufficient electricity access, household and farm productivity is stifled, and migration to urban areas is rife. These circumstances are dire for ever…

Improving Rural Women's Coping Strategies in the Face of Floods and Droughts in Lesotho

Agriculture is vital to the livelihoods of many people in rural areas of Lesotho, where about 66% of the population resides, 85% of whom engage in smallholder farming. However, extreme weather events, including floods and droughts, have caused agric…

Participating in Research Surveys in Rural Communities: Challenges Women Face and Recommendations for Improvement

Women in rural communities have the responsibility of securing biomass used for cooking, water, agricultural activities that provides food and income for the family, caring for husband and children as well as household management. They wake up very …

Awareness of Climate Change by Rural Women in the Niger Delta Region: Implication for Empowering Women on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives

Climate change is one of the most urgent concerns of our time with widespread implications for the earth’s ecosystems and human development across sectors. Nigeria, like many other African countries, is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate ch…

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