Gender, Land and Livelihoods in East Africa: Through Farmers' Eyes

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International Development Research Centre, 2001 - Business & Economics - 263 pages
This book illustrates in rich detail the complexity and diversity of women’s lives in Maragoli, western Kenya, as they work to sustain their soils and negotiate a plethora of competing demands and constraints in an increasingly stressful economic environment. With extensive use of personal narratives and photographs from the farmers of Maragoli, this book demonstrates that soil degradation is not simply a function of population pressure and ignorance; rather, it is embedded in gender relations and complex struggles at the local level.

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Ritu Verma is a postgraduate in anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK.

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