Gender Roles and Constraints in Beekeeping: A Case from Kitui County, Kenya

Mburu, P D M and Affognon, H D and Irungu, P and Mburu, J and Raina, S (2017) Gender Roles and Constraints in Beekeeping: A Case from Kitui County, Kenya. Bee World, 94 (2). pp. 54-59. ISSN 0005-772X

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Beekeeping is a form of agriculture that involves management of wild or domesticated bee colonies for production of honey and wax. Generally, in Kenya, women perform most of the agricultural activities (GOK, 2005; Oduol et al., 2013). Even though they play a major role in these activities, they end up receiving a fraction of the income generated. In most of the African countries, beekeeping has often been a male-dominated enterprise (Nel & Illgner, 2004; Ogaba & Akongo, 2001; Shackleton, Paumgarten, Kassa, Husselman, & Zida, 2011). However, with intervention from rural development agencies, a change in this practice could occur...

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender, Beekeeping
Subjects: Others > African Agriculture
Others > Gender Research
Others > Kenya
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 08:38
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 08:26
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