Gambia

The Impact of New Crop Technology on the Agricultural Division of Labor in a West African Setting

The analysis of intrahousehold economics has received increasing attention during the past few years, as planner and policymakers have become increasingly aware that neither poverty nor development interventions affect al individuals in households uniformly. In particular, the dual issues of gender bias and intrahousehold inequalities, and their relationship to technological change in agricutlure, have become central concerns.

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Von Braun, J., & Webb, P. J. (1989). The impact of new crop technology on the agricultural division of labor in a West African setting. Economic development and cultural change, 37(3), 513-534.

Gender issues in crop-small ruminant integration in West Africa.

The role of gender in ensuring an enhanced integrated crop-livestock production system in West Africa cannot be underestimated. This paper is based on data generated from the baseline survey for the crop livestock project from 960 households across Gambia, Mali, Ghana and Benin. It highlights the contribution of gender towards achieving an integrated crop-livestock system in West Africa.

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Osei-Adu, J., Ennin, S. A., Asante, B. O., Adegbidi, A., & Mendy, M. (2015). Gender issues in crop-small ruminant integration in West Africa. International Journal of Agricultural Extension, 3(2), 137-147.

The feminisation of poverty and the feminisation of anti-poverty programmes: Room for revision?

Chant examines the construct of the "feminization of poverty" and notes that it has helped to give gender an "increasingly prominent place within international discourses on poverty and poverty reduction." However, the feminization of anti-poverty programs has done little to help women deal with poverty. Chant examines this quandary through four questions. First, Chant examines common conceptions of the feminization of poverty. Second, she asks what purposes have been served by the feminization of poverty, and the use of that particular term.

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Chant, S. (2008). The ‰Û÷feminisation of poverty'and the ‰Û÷feminisation'of anti-poverty programmes: Room for revision?. The Journal of Development Studies, 44(2), 165-197..