Small-plot farming among women in Sierra Leone
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Published by Winrock International in Arlington, Va .
Written in English



  • Sierra Leone,
  • Sierra Leone.


  • Women farmers -- Sierra Leone -- Economic conditions.,
  • Women farmers -- Sierra Leone -- Statistics.,
  • Farms, Small -- Sierra Leone.,
  • Agricultural extension work -- Sierra Leone.,
  • Food supply -- Sierra Leone.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 42-43).

StatementBernadette Lahai.
SeriesIssues in African rural development monograph series ;, #4, Issues in African rural development monograph series ;, 4.
LC ClassificationsHD6073.F32 S535 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination43 p. ;
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL662103M
LC Control Number97007575

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This book critically examines the content of British policy towards Sierra Leone from the outbreak of conflict there in to its official conclusion in It attempts to find answers to why Britain’s New Labour government pursued a more.   Women represent 70 percent of the agricultural labor force of Sierra Leone and they play an important role in natural resource management and food production. Despite the critical position and contribution of women in agriculture, women are often discriminated against ownership, access to and control of land, and most importantly, women are not realizing their economic impact from their. This book addresses the gendered political authority in Sierra Leone, a relatively unknown topic, and looks at the part it plays in women's history, political history, political transformation in Africa, and global women's political leadership. Abstract. Sierra Leone had a history before colonization. This history depicted the establishment of successful political entities and communities, with a well-known tradition of women holding executive power among the Mende and Sherbro ethnic groups.

  14 discussion posts. Diane said: Post any books set in Sierra Leone here., Diane said: Books set in Sierra Leone: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy.   1. Introduction. Twelve years after the end of its civil war (), Sierra Leone is still ranked as the third poorest country in the world.. Agriculture is an important aspect of its economy, providing 56% of its GDP and employing 2/3 of the rural this context, rice farmers mainly produce rice for their own means that smallholder rice farms are very. present the situation of the majority of the women in Sierra Leone – of course, there are always exceptions to the rule! Overall, it can be stated that women are facing more social hurdles than men. Sadly, this inequality is largely accepted as the norm. The illiteracy rate among women is notably higher, they have a smaller or no influence at. In Sierra Leone, the most common fish culture method is the rearing of fish species in earthen ponds. Men play an active role in the construction and management of fishponds while the role of women becomes apparent at harvest time and women and children carry out the day-to-day maintenance. Fish farming accounts for only a small.

Violence against women in Sierra Leone 2 Executive summary Violence against women (VAW) in Sierra Leone is a persistent problem that can limit the ability of women to contribute to society and development. According to the UN, nearly all Sierra Leonean women suffer some form of violence in their lifetime (UNDP, ).   Sierra Leone’s education disparity is affecting the quality and accessibility of reproductive education parallels with the inaccessibility of contraception, consultations and health facilities. Contraception usage, like injectables and the pill, is six times higher among wealthy Sierra Leonean women. Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 November A ground-breaking report on family planning in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries has been published today, showing that more women and girls have access to family planning than ever before. It reveals that million women and girls are now using modern contraception, with 53 million additional users in. The population of Sierra Leone is made up of per cent women (Statistics Sierra Leone, ). Despite their numerical strength, they have not been able to compete on an equal level with their male counterparts over the use of the resources of the land and social amenities provided, especially in education and health. The majority of Sierra.