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dc.contributorAbelali-Martinin, Malikaen_US
dc.contributorAbbasi, Akramen_US
dc.contributorSoltani, Shohrehen_US
dc.creatorNeffati, Mohameden_US
dc.identifier.citationMohamed Neffati, Malika Abelali-Martinin, Akram Abbasi, Shohreh Soltani. (16/4/2012). A gender Analysis Perspective for Improved Livelihoods in the Karkheh River Basin. Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic: Arid Regions Institute (IRA).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study on gender and livelihood aims to find new ways of improving the incomes of rural households, based on the role of women in agricultural production and the division of labor in socioeconomic activities between men and women. It targets eight villages in two regions: Merek (Kermanshah Province) and Honam (Lorestan Province), and was carried out through conducting a social survey (quantitative research) and a participatory rural appraisal - PRA- (qualitative research). The results from qualitative and quantitative research were integrated. The study focused on gender roles in agricultural activities; women’s access, control and share of income; and their perceptions and impressions of ways of improving their family livelihood. Theories and overviews on gender and development, gender inequality, feminism, and other issues, are summarized in the study. The study revealed that the roles played by women in the agricultural field, concentrated on seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting and packing; leaving operating machinery and marketing to men. In the field of animal production, women’s roles concentrated on milking, rather than cleaning or feeding. Handicrafts, however, were mainly women’s activities, with very little participation from men. Despite the major role women play in the provision of household income, the patriarchal culture in rural families leaves fewer opportunities for women to take part in decision-making and to have access to resources. To improve their livelihoods, rural families need training (informal) and education (formal) to help establish and develop businesses and income-generating activities using the small savings of local people and credit from the government.en_US
dc.publisherArid Regions Institute (IRA)en_US
dc.titleA gender Analysis Perspective for Improved Livelihoods in the Karkheh River Basinen_US
dc.typeInternal Reporten_US
cg.subject.agrovocland useen_US
cg.subject.agrovocsupplemental irrigationen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Tropical Agriculture - CIATen_US
cg.contributor.centerArid Regions Institute - IRAen_US
cg.contributor.centerAgricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (Agricultural Extension, Education and Research Organization) - AREEO (AEERO)en_US
cg.contributor.centerIndependent / Not associateden_US
cg.contributor.centerCatholic University Leuven - KULen_US
cg.contributor.centerForests, Ranges and Watershed Management Organisation - FRWOen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems - WLEen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
icarda.series.nameKarkheh river basinen_US

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