Women’s empowerment and the commercialisation of African agriculture.

Dancer, H and Hossain, N (2018) Women’s empowerment and the commercialisation of African agriculture. Other. Agricultural Policy Research in Africa Brief 10, Future Agricultures Consortium, Brighton.

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Abstract

This brief presents a summary of key issues in research on women’s empowerment, drawn from an APRA working paper commissioned to support the design of APRA’s research on pathways to agricultural commercialisation in Africa. In the context of African agriculture, as women move along different pathways of commercialisation, the source of their disempowerment may shift from local to more global actors and factors, and the means of empowerment towards more collective and political processes. Researching the effectiveness of different pathways of agricultural commercialisation to empowering women and girls, therefore, requires an approach which explores the relationships between global and local, shifting dynamics as women move into and up global value chains, and changing gender relations in a specific local context.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Institute of Development Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0101 Land use > HD0961-0970 Africa
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0101 Land use > HD1259 Land tenure > HD1332 Land reform. Agrarian reform
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD1401 Agricultural economics
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ0531-0727 By region or country > HQ0691 Africa
Depositing User: Helen Dancer
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 16:56
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2019 16:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81119

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