Women Farmers and Commercial Ventures: Increasing Food Security in Developing Countries

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Index
“after-dinner” crops 9, 323, 325, 328
Africa
elites 49
land as collateral 52
land tenure, customary 49
men, expropriating labor, land 89
women
and access to household resources 155–156
age, status, and economic activity 155
and children 155, 156
common-property resources 90
denied access to credit, work 90
and difficulty of economic analysis 156
domestic and economic success 156
economic options 155
and land cultivation 155
and life cycle 156
market access by 48–50
marriage/divorce 155
personal fields, who cultivates 155
senior wives 155
as traders 24, 155
See also patriarchy
Agriculture 5, 21
agrobusiness 38. See also commercial,
export agriculture
agricultural processing 27
agricultural wage labor 18
agrochemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides) 13–14, 75, 78, 79, 141, 194, 200–201, 202–203, 298, 317, 329, 330, 332, 336. See also inputs
agroprocessing 332
Andean. See Ecuador
animals. See livestock
bank accounts 334
bargaining 133. See also under Burkina Faso, intrahousehold
Bemba 16
bilateral donors 41
Boserup, Ester ix, 1, 3, 25, 58, 131, 171
Burkina Faso
activity-regulating norms 90, 95–99, 104–108
age and women's autonomy 95
agriculture 104
improved seed of cotton and maize 104
hand cultivation 104
traction/plowing 104
oxen as measure of women's work 106
Bwa majority 22, 104
children 93, 94
cotton for export 91, 104
credit 109
extrahousehold norms 89, 91, 93, 95, 109n.2
female-headed households 96
“gender coalitions” 96
gender
ideology 19, 89–109
inequality 104
intrahousehold
approach 93–95
bargaining 89, 90, 91, 93, 109
by children 94
among men, wives, cowives 94, 95

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