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Gender Fictions and Gender Tensions Involving “Traditional” Asante Market Women

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by Gracia Clark Abstract This paper analyses the changing relations between organised women market traders and rulers in a West African context, from a distant past to the present. It… Read More

Women’s Human Rights in Africa: Beyond the Debate Over the Universality or Relativity of Human Rights

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

by Diana J. Fox Introduction In the fifty years following the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, anthropology as a… Read More

Reading As A Woman: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart And Feminist Criticism

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Linda Strong-Leek Introduction Does “reading as a woman” change one’s perspective on a text? Can a woman read as a woman after being conditioned, generally, to read as a… Read More

Domestic, Regional and International Protection of Nigerian Women Against Discrimination: Constraints and Possibilities

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Mojbol Olfnk Okome Introduction Discrimination against women is defined by Article 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women of 1979 (heretofore referred… Read More

Is Fertilizer a Public or Private Good in Africa? An Opinion Piece

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Christina H. Gladwin, Alan Randall, Andrew Schmitz, and G. Edward Schuh Traditionally, fertilizer has been treated by economists as a private, not public, good [1]. Soil scientist Pedro Sanchez and researchers… Read More

Modeling AgroForestry Adoption and Household Decision Making in Malawi

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Paul H. Thangata, Peter .E. Hildebrand, and Christina H. Gladwin Abstract Low resource farmers make decisions about adopting new technologies as part of the overall strategy for ensuring subsistence and… Read More

AgroForestry Innovations in Africa: Can They Improve Soil Fertility on Women Farmers’ Fields?

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Christina H. Gladwin, Jennifer S. Peterson, and Robert Uttaro Abstract Most observers agree that the verdict is still out for agroforestry innovations known as improved fallows, which may take a… Read More

Gender Analysis of a Nationwide Cropping System Trial Survey in Malawi

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Robert A. Gilbert, Webster D. Sakala, and Todd D. Benson Abstract The majority of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are female, yet women often have limited access to extension information… Read More

Vouchers versus Grants of Inputs: Evidence from Malawi’s Starter Pack Program

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Amy E. Gough, Christina H. Gladwin, and Peter E. Hildebrand Abstract The majority of Malawi’s smallholders use low purchased-input technologies and as a result, produce low yields; 40 to 60… Read More

The Effect of Cash Cropping, Credit, and Household Composition on Household Food Security in Southern Malawi

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Andrea S. Anderson Abstract Diversifying household activiies is essential to household food security in Southern Malawi.  Farms are extremely small; many farms are less than half a hectare.  With… Read More

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