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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The changing role of women in food and agricultural marketing
Author:Lawson, Rowena M.ISNI
Year:1976
Periodical:Cultures et développement
Volume:8
Issue:4
Pages:595-605
Language:English
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:market women
women's work
Abstract:Women in West African countries play a more important role in food and agricultural marketing than in most other countries of the world. After discussing the socio-economic conditions which traditionally brought the West African women to undertake food and agricultural marketing activities, the author deals with the effects of the changes in the traditional West-African socio-economic environment upon the opportunities of women to participate in trade. Next to these changes in the traditional sector, which are being faced by the small scale retail trader, there are structural economic changes on the national level that have an impact i.a. upon the wholesale trade and furthermore upon employement or women in general. The existing situation in trade can be viewed as one example or the comparative immobility of the change in social institutions in keeping pace with that of economic change. Ref., notes, tables.
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