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Title Women, livestock ownership, and markets : bridging the gender gap in Eastern and Southern Africa / edited by Jemimah Njuki and Pascal C. Sanginga
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013
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Contents 1. Gender and livestock : key issues, challenges and opportunities / Jemimah Njuki and Pascal Sanginga -- 2. Collecting and analysing data on intra-household livestock ownership, management and marketing / Jemimah Njuki, Elizabeth Waithanji and Samuel Mburu -- 3. Gender and ownership of livestock assets / Jemimah Njuki and Samuel Mburu -- 4. Gendered participation in livestock markets / Elizabeth Waithanji, Jemimah Njuki and Bagalwa Nabintu -- 5. Livestock markets and intra-household income management / Jemimah Njuki, Samuel Mburu and Paula Pimentel -- 6. Women's access to livestock information and financial services / Samuel Mburu, Jemimah Njuki and Juliet Kariuki -- 7. Women, livestock ownership and food security / Juliet Kariuki [and others] -- 8. Making livestock research and development programs and policies more gender responsive / Jemimah Njuki and Beth Miller -- 9. Conclusion : improving the design and delivery of gender outcomes in livestock research for development in Africa / Pascal Sanginga, Jemimah Njuki and Elizabeth Waithanji
Summary This book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and economic benefits of livestock markets to women, focusing on how types of markets, the types of products and women's participation in markets influence their access to livestock income. The book further analyses the role of livestock ownership, especially women's ownership of livestock, in influencing household food security though increasing household dietary diversity and food adequacy. Additional issues addressed include access to resources, information and financial services to enable women more effectively to participate in livestock production and marketing, and some of the factors that influence this access. Practical strategies for increasing women's market participation and access to information and services are discussed. The book ends with recommendations on how to mainstream gender in livestock research and development if livestock are to serve as a pathway out of poverty for the poor and especially for women
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Animal industry -- Africa, Eastern
Animal industry -- Africa, Southern
Women in development -- Africa, Eastern
Women in development -- Africa, Southern
Form Electronic book
Author Njuki, Jemimah.
Sanginga, P. C.
ISBN 0203083601