Gender, politics and sugarcane commercialisation in Tanzania

Sulle, Emmanuel and Dancer, Helen (2020) Gender, politics and sugarcane commercialisation in Tanzania. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 47 (5). pp. 973-992. ISSN 0306-6150

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Abstract

This article explores relationships between state, corporate capital and local stakeholders in the political economy of sugarcane from a gender perspective. The findings, based on empirical research at the site of Tanzania’s largest sugarcane producer pre- and post-privatisation, provide insights into the degree to which the estate-outgrower model can be regarded as ‘inclusive’ for women and men. Three aspects of commercial sugarcane production are analysed: land tenure, labour and leadership within canegrowers’ associations. We argue that politico-economic changes in the sector post-privatisation have increased gender differentiation in sugarcane production and consolidated power in the hands of local elites.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: agricultural commercialisation, gender, outgrowing, political economy, sugar, Tanzania
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions > HC0800 Africa
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD1401 Agricultural economics
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women
Depositing User: Helen Dancer
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2019 09:26
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2020 10:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/85213

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