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Gender and Witchcraft in Agrarian Transition: The Case of Kenyan Horticulture

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This article examines the social effects of contract farming of export horticulture among smallholders in Meru District, Kenya. During the 1980s and 1990s, contracting was popularized by donors and governments alike as a way to reduce poverty and increase opportunities for self-employment in rural areas. Considerable research has documented the tensions in social relations that emerge in such cases, giving rise to gendered struggles over land, labour, and income in the face of new commodity s...

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Publication date:
2002-01-01
URN:
uuid:6a74ecdd-02be-4fac-873a-c239ebce25f6
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oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:1025

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