Enthusiasm of Actors Within the Groundnut Value Chain Sharing Impact Stories in Uganda

Akpo, E and Ojiewo, C O and Omoigui, L O and Rubyogo, J C and Varshney, R K (2020) Enthusiasm of Actors Within the Groundnut Value Chain Sharing Impact Stories in Uganda. In: Sowing Legume Seeds, Reaping Cash. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore, pp. 57-64. ISBN 978-981-15-0844-8

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The role of women in traditional African homes is often considered subordinate than that of men. Women in most cases are expected to look after the household and the children and ensure food security while men, on the other hand, are tasked with ensuring financial security. In Uganda, women contribute to 53% agricultural labor force; this is because they have limited access to land and thus resort to offering labor to farm owners. Tropical Legumes projects has strived to empower women through creating awareness and sensitizations to women groups in various parts of the country (Fig. 4.1). Purlonyo Women Group is among farmer groups that have benefited from the TL projects. Rather than staying at home and waiting to be financially supported, the women have settled on self-empowerment. Ms. Leonora Okidi founded Purlonyo Women Group with an aim of inspiring women to uplift themselves. The group consists of 35 groundnut producers from Pader District, nine are men despite being a women group. Before joining the Tropical Legumes projects the group produced old groundnut varieties solely for household consumption.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Research Program : Genetic Gains
Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grain legume productivity, Smallholder farmers, Impact stories, Multi-stakeholders, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tropical Legumes projects
Subjects: Others > Smallholder Farmers
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Legume Crops
Others > Sub-Saharan Africa
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 08:58
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 08:58
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/11606
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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