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Gender dimensions of rural employment in agriculture and public works programmes experiences from South Africa: Differentiated pathways out of poverty

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dc.contributor.author Mashiri, M
dc.contributor.author Gwarajena, TRD
dc.contributor.author Chakwizira, J
dc.contributor.author Nhemachena, C
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-14T12:13:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-14T12:13:16Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12
dc.identifier.citation Mashiri, M, Gwarajena, TRD, Chakwizira, J and Nhemachena, C. 2010. Gender dimensions of rural employment in agriculture and public works programmes experiences from South Africa: Differentiated pathways out of poverty. Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty, published by Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Rome en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-92-5-106583-9
dc.identifier.uri http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1638e/i1638e.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4669
dc.description Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty, status, trends and gaps. Published by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the International Labour Office, Rome 2010 en
dc.description.abstract This, chapter investigates the extent to which community-based rural road maintenance and agriculture development projects can be used as tools to empower women, the elderly, children, youth and the unemployed to work towards attaining sustainable rural livelihoods (Department of Public Works, 1997). It also addresses gender dimensions of the projects. As methodology, a mixed-method approach was employed to assess the experiences and impacts of the Siyatentela 56 (Mpumalanga Province), Gundo Lashu 57 (Limpopo Province), Zibambele 58 (KwaZulu-Natal Province) and Sakha Isizwe 59 (Province of the Eastern Cape) labour based routine road maintenance programmes, and the Siyazondla 60 (Province of the Eastern Cape) rural household agriculture programme in the context of a sustainable rural livelihoods approach. While the Siyatentela programme is dealt with extensively, a rapid appraisal of similar programmes in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Eastern Cape provinces was conducted to improve the depth and representativeness of study findings and recommendations. In terms of the main case study, Siyatentela, both qualitative and quantitative methods were employed. The approach was centred on a ‘before and after’ cross-sectional survey of more than 80 percent of Siyatentela participants to independently evaluate programme impacts. Key informant interviews (with regional managers, road superintendents/supervisors and ward councillors), focus group discussions, physical observations, assessment of project records, participatory road surveys with Siyatentela road maintenance gangs and household interviews with beneficiaries were employed to solicit information en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Chapter in a boook en
dc.subject Gender en
dc.subject Agriculture en
dc.subject Rural employment en
dc.subject Poverty en
dc.title Gender dimensions of rural employment in agriculture and public works programmes experiences from South Africa: Differentiated pathways out of poverty en
dc.type Conference Presentation en


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