Income Generation By Rural Women Through Indigeneous Poultry Keeping Project at Chessa Village in Uyui District, Tabora Region

Bululu , Amina Juma (2015) Income Generation By Rural Women Through Indigeneous Poultry Keeping Project at Chessa Village in Uyui District, Tabora Region. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

A dissertation on income generation by rural women through indigenous poultry keeping project is a result of the Community Needs Assessments (CNA) conducted in Chessa village in Uyui district. Prior to project intervention, the CNA exercise was conducted which came up with the community needs and challenges. The main challenge unveiled with CNA exercise which faces rural women in Chessa Village was income poverty. Rural women were socially oppressed, legally ignored, politically exploited and technologically deprived and subordinated as a production unit for bearing and rearing children. Therefore, Chessa rural women can be considered as underprivileged and less developed. It is expected that the participation of women in IGAs can contribute to enabling households to cope with income shocks, to ensure food security, to avoid an increase in poverty or to prevent vulnerable households from falling below the poverty line. Women’s income is important for achieving economic growth and sustainable development in Chessa Village and thus, their economic contributions should be given importance in policy design. From this study now, the researcher helped rural women to form a group (Upendo group) and came up with the conclusion that in order to eliminate the distressed condition of rural women and bring them to the main stream of development for achieving a sustainable livelihood, Upendo group need to be involved in income generating activities much more actively. Furthermore, Upendo group need to improve in all sorts of areas such as income, information, knowledge and skills, education, and access to capital. Therefore indigenous poultry keeping came up as the means to solve the problem.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:46
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:46
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1213

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