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Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa: Longitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Fred Mawunyo Dzanku, and Aida Cuthbert Isinika

Abstract

This book contributes to the understanding of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa through addressing the dynamics of intensification and diversification within and outside agriculture, in contexts where women have much poorer access to agrarian resources than men. It uses a longitudinal cross-country comparative approach, relying on the Afrint dataset—unique household-level longitudinal data for six African countries collected over the period 2002–2013/15. The book first descriptively summarizes findings from the third wave of the dataset. The book nuances the current dominance of st ... More

Keywords: sub-Saharan Africa, gender, agriculture, diversification, assets, commercialization, non-farm to farm linkages, rural livelihoods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198799283
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198799283.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, editor
Professor, Department of Human Geography, Lund University, Sweden

Fred Mawunyo Dzanku, editor
Research Fellow, Institute of Statistical, Social, and Economic Research, University of Ghana

Aida Cuthbert Isinika, editor
Professor, Institute of Continuing Education, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

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1 Perspectives on Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa: Theoretical and Methodological Issues

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Fred Mawunyo Dzanku, and Aida Cuthbert Isinika

3 Assets, Gender, and Rural Livelihoods

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt

5 Agrarian Change and Structural Transformation: Drivers and Distributional Outcomes

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Göran Djurfeldt, Ola Hall, and Maria Francisca Archila Bustos

11 Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa: What Lessons Can We Learn?

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Fred Mawunyo Dzanku, and Aida Cuthbert Isinika

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