Is bean really a woman's crop? Men and women's participation in bean production in Uganda

Common bean one of the grain legumes that was traditionally considered a subsistence crop and therefore a woman’s crop in Uganda was prioritized for commercialization. This has transformed the crop from being a subsistence crop (food security crop) to a commercial crop with more men engaged in its production. Little is known about the possibility of gender conflicts in production activities as the crop finds market.

Citation: 
Masvaya, E. N., Nyamangara, J., Descheemaeker, K., & Giller, K. E. (2017). Is maize-cowpea intercropping a viable option for smallholder farms in the risky environments of semi-arid southern Africa? Field Crops Research, 209, 73-87. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2017.04.016
Year: 
2016
Media Type: 
Journal Article
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