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Author Verma, Ritu.

Title Gender, Land, and Livelihoods in East Africa : Through Farmers' Eyes
Published Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (283 pages)
Contents ""Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Dedication and Acknowledgements""; ""PART I: Introduction""; ""Chapter One: Introduction""; ""Conventional approaches to soil management and farming""; ""An alternative approach""; ""The organization of this book""; ""Chapter Two: Gender-based Research Methodology""; ""An appropriate cross-cultural research methodology""; ""The research journey""; ""Reflections on research as a dynamic political process""; ""Conclusions""; ""PART II: The Context""; ""Chapter Three: Maragoli in Context""; ""History""; ""Political-economy""; ""Culture and society""
""""Foolishness has got no medicine"": changing priorities in economically precarious times""""The exacerbation of cash requirements and the consequent intensification of women's labour""; """"Providing"" through multiple income-generating activities and occupations""; """"Kugurana"": the strategy of barter and exchange""; ""Conclusions""; ""Chapter Eight: Social Institutions: Invoking Elements of Custom, Creating Space to Maneuver""; ""Kinship relations: investing in reciprocal rights and obligations""; ""Social organizations""; ""Non-sanctioned social relations""; ""Conclusions""
""Age and changing life-cycle positioning""""Conclusions""; ""Chapter Six: Diverse Farming and Soil Management Practices: ""Don't You Know That Agriculture and Soils are the Same Thing?""""; ""The reinforcement of gendered boundaries: planting trees and hedges""; ""Digging trenches""; ""Managing livestock and using fertilizers""; ""Digging and clearing land for planting""; ""Growing cash and subsistence crops""; ""Conclusions""; ""PART V: Expanding the Terrain of Soils and Farming Analysis""; ""Chapter Seven: ""Walking Where Men Walk"": The Increasing Importance of Providing Cash""
""Chapter Nine: Conclusion: Rethinking the 'Problem' of Soil Degradation and Sustainable Farming""""Enriching our understanding of the complexity of farmers' lives""; ""Enriching the interface between researchers and farmers through policy, research, and action""; ""Acronyms and Abbreviations""; ""Glossary""; ""Bibliography""
""Conclusions""""PART IIl: The Gendered Terrain of the Farm""; ""Chapter Four: Gender and the Micropolitics of Land""; ""Historical struggles over land""; """"Without land you are nobody"": contemporary meanings of land""; ""The contemporary micropolitics of land""; ""Contemporary struggles over land and meaning""; ""Conclusions""; ""PART IV: Gender and the Politics of Labour: Between Toil and Soil""; ""Chapter Five: The Diversity of Farmers' Gendered Experiences""; """"The Avalogoli Way"": ordering gender roles and responsibilities""; ""Marital status""; ""Class and social differentiation""
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Subject Land use -- Kenya -- Maragoli Region
Soil degradation -- Kenya -- Maragoli Region
Sustainable agriculture -- Kenya -- Maragoli Region
Women farmers -- Kenya -- Maragoli Region -- Social conditions
Women -- Kenya -- Maragoli Region -- Social conditions
Maragoli (Kenya) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 155250283X