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Significance of farming groups for resource access and livelihood improvement of rural smallholder women farmers

Lookup NU author(s): Mwana Othman, Dr Elizabeth Oughton, Professor Guy Garrod


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© 2020, © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Farming groups are supposed to increase members’ access to inputs, equipment and better prices for their crops through collective marketing. Through qualitative methods, the study observed that women farming-group members have improved their access to agricultural resources and shifted to better farming methods. Ultimately, they have improved their productivity, incomes and, livelihoods. However, groups have demonstrated different abilities in terms of meeting member needs, due to differences in the capabilities of individual group members. Extra support and capacity building should be provided to women by supporting organisations to enable them to maximise their achievement in agricultural cooperatives.

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Author(s): Othman MS, Oughton E, Garrod G

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Development in Practice

Year: 2020

Volume: 30

Issue: 5

Pages: 586-598

Online publication date: 31/05/2020

Acceptance date: 15/01/2020

ISSN (print): 0961-4524

ISSN (electronic): 1364-9213

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2020.1764502


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