Women’s Tears or Coffee Blight ? Gender Dynamics and Livelihood Strategies in Contexts of Agricultural Transformation in Tanzania

Titre Women’s Tears or Coffee Blight ? Gender Dynamics and Livelihood Strategies in Contexts of Agricultural Transformation in Tanzania
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Date 2021
Pagination 13 p.
Notes Chapitre de l'ouvrage “Prosperity in Rural Africa?: Insights into Wealth, Assets, and Poverty from Longitudinal Studies in Tanzania”
Résumé Abstract : “The transformations of the coffee sector have posed major challenges to rural farmers who have lost an important source of income. However, the way in which such shocks are experienced by families hinges on the gender relations governing families’ production and sale of coffee. In this article, it is argued that in Meru, Tanzania, which once had a strong coffee economy, the production of coffee depended on the subjugation of women by men. The collapse of coffee has created new opportunities for women. They do not mourn its demise, as one might expect from a merely financial perspective. At the same time, women’s new opportunities for income earning and business are also contested by men. The changes in this part of Tanzania in response to recent transformations can only be understood through the gender dynamics, and the contests, they fuel.”

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