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Household Gender and Resource Relations: Women in the Marketing Arena of Income Generating Crops in Uganda

AB Godfrey


This paper argues that although women were the major producers of income generating crops in Uganda’s dominant peasant households, they were marginalised from major decisions and control of the resources. Household and meso-level marketing structures and institutions were within patriarchal power relations, and women had to reposition themselves vis â vis household resources through direct and indirect struggle. There were, however, also cases of mutual cooperation. The paper points out that there have been gradual changes, especially during the era of reforms. However, these have not yet achieved power and institutional transformation for the meaningful
positioning of women with regard to household resources.

Keywords: Gender power-relations, household-resources, marketing structures, marginalisation, institutional transformation.
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