Micro-livestock for Livelihoods: Meeting Practical and Strategic Needs of Women in Sunyani District, Ghana

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Micro-livestock for Livelihoods: Meeting Practical and Strategic Needs of Women in Sunyani District, Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Kinsella, Kathleen L. en
dc.date 2012-09-04
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-07T18:49:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-07T18:49:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3954
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates how capacity development techniques, including training and group formation, can be leveraged to aid in new livelihood development for women living in rural areas who lack the resources necessary for agricultural livelihoods: lack arable land, labour, and capital. This study is situated as a case in an agroforestry development project. The study used multiple qualitative methods to identify how these micro-livestock rearing activities contributed to women’s practical and strategic needs. Key informant interviews (n=5); in-depth interviews, including ranking and scoring exercises, with beneficiaries (n=16); and participant observation all contributed to an in-depth understanding of the relevant phenomena. Interviews were coded and analyzed for key themes that emerged. The study focuses on how micro-livestock as a development intervention may contribute to increased capacities of women in the communities. The conclusions emphasize the importance of fostering knowledge exchange amongst beneficiaries for the maximization of tangible and intangible benefits. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Capacity Development en_US
dc.subject Livelihood Training en_US
dc.subject Gender Analysis en_US
dc.subject Livestock Intervention en_US
dc.subject Qualitative en_US
dc.title Micro-livestock for Livelihoods: Meeting Practical and Strategic Needs of Women in Sunyani District, Ghana en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Capacity Development and Extension en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US


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