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Livestock Research for Rural Development
Women and rural dwellers are in greater poverty than men and people living in urban areas in Uganda. Development programs are therefore increasingly focusing on the rural poor. A livestock development program was established five years ago in the rural district of Kamuli, as a collaborative effort between Iowa State University and a local development organization. A survey was carried out to assess the impact of the program on rural farmers. Gender disaggregation of the data indicated that men and women farmers experienced the program differently because of factors such as inequality in education, access to information and time use differences. These results showed how important it is to consider rural farmers not as a uniform category. It is important to pay attention to gender roles, strengths, and limitations in program implementation. The paper attempts to explain the apparent differences in the experiences of men and women farmers.
LRRD is fully OPEN ACCESS, with no publication charges, on the principle that research findings related to sustainability of farming systems should be freely available in the public domain. Papers may be copied and reprinted freely.
Ampaire, Agatha and Rothschild, Max F., "Differences between men and women farmers’ experiences with a livestock development program in Kamuli, Uganda" (2011). Animal Science Publications. 256.