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Women in Horticulture

Darfelt, Sara LU and Fredriksson, Kerstin LU (2011) NEKK01 20111
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
The purpose of this essay is to examine different factors that affect women in horticulture. The horticultural sector is seen as a great opportunity for poverty reduction, especially for women. Nevertheless, there are several obstacles that are analysed in this study in order to examine the actual possibilities for women in Kenyan horticulture. Through using qualitative and quantitative methods in a field study, sector specific obstacles faced by females have been studied to enable an analysis of the risk faced by women in horticulture. The higher the risk that women experience, the less incentive there is for them to enter and invest in the horticultural sector. The conclusion is that most of the factors are increasing the risk that... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to examine different factors that affect women in horticulture. The horticultural sector is seen as a great opportunity for poverty reduction, especially for women. Nevertheless, there are several obstacles that are analysed in this study in order to examine the actual possibilities for women in Kenyan horticulture. Through using qualitative and quantitative methods in a field study, sector specific obstacles faced by females have been studied to enable an analysis of the risk faced by women in horticulture. The higher the risk that women experience, the less incentive there is for them to enter and invest in the horticultural sector. The conclusion is that most of the factors are increasing the risk that challenges women in horticulture. However, women can still take advantage of the possibilities offered by the sector due to the risk reducing factors which function as informal insurances. (Less)
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author
Darfelt, Sara LU and Fredriksson, Kerstin LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Risk Affecting Factors Faced by Women in the Kenyan Horticultural Sector
course
NEKK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Key words: Kenya, horticulture, women, agriculture, risk
language
English
id
1975900
date added to LUP
2011-06-16 14:14:55
date last changed
2011-06-16 14:14:55
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to examine different factors that affect women in horticulture. The horticultural sector is seen as a great opportunity for poverty reduction, especially for women. Nevertheless, there are several obstacles that are analysed in this study in order to examine the actual possibilities for women in Kenyan horticulture. Through using qualitative and quantitative methods in a field study, sector specific obstacles faced by females have been studied to enable an analysis of the risk faced by women in horticulture. The higher the risk that women experience, the less incentive there is for them to enter and invest in the horticultural sector. The conclusion is that most of the factors are increasing the risk that challenges women in horticulture. However, women can still take advantage of the possibilities offered by the sector due to the risk reducing factors which function as informal insurances.},
  author       = {Darfelt, Sara and Fredriksson, Kerstin},
  keyword      = {Key words: Kenya,horticulture,women,agriculture,risk},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Women in Horticulture},
  year         = {2011},
}