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Women in Africa: their key role in food security

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Characteristics of banana production and sales in Kilimanjaro: security of household economy pursued by "female products

The security of the household economy on the basis of "security of food consumption" and "security of daily necessities consumption" has been pursued so far at Lukani village, on the western slope of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, through the cultivation of maize and "female products" (bananas, milk, beans, etc.,). In contrast, "male products" such as coffee have pursued economic rationality and maximum revenues.

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Fertility, agricultural labor supply, and production: instrumental variable evidence from Uganda

Human fertility is likely to affect agricultural production through its effect on the supply of agricultural labor. Using the fact that in traditional, patriarchal societies sons are often preferred to daughters, we isolated exogenous variation in the number of children born to a mother and related it to agricultural labor supply and production outcomes in Uganda - a country that combines a dominant agricultural sector with one of the highest fertility rates in the world. We found that fertility has a sizable negative effect on household labor allocation to subsistence agriculture.

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Rural women's participation in producer organizations: An analysis of the barriers that women face and strategies to foster equitable and effective participation

Over the last several decades, participation in producer organizations has become a key principle of development, enabling people's empowerment, inclusiveness, and facilitating democracy. Producer organizations have become crucial actors to provide services to the rural poor, and women's participation and leadership in producer organizations has become a focus of rural and agricultural development efforts. This review paper aims to document the factors that hinder women's participation in producer organizations.

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