African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Rural women’s access to productive resources: Implications for poverty reduction- the case of Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR)

Yohannes Mare
  • Yohannes Mare
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, Arba Minch University, Postal Address 21 Arba Minch University, Ethiopia.
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Gebrerufael Girmay
  • Gebrerufael Girmay
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, Arba Minch University, Postal Address 21 Arba Minch University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 10 July 2015
  •  Accepted: 25 September 2015
  •  Published: 28 January 2016

Abstract

Rural areas of Ethiopia strikingly vary in terms of social and economic structure, geography and culture. The same is true for rural women’s participation in productive activities. Likewise rural women of Gamo Gofa Zone are experiencing inadequate right to access different productive resources like land and other resources they require. This study therefore, intends to identify the existing rural women’s access to productive resources and its effect on the stated poverty reduction strategy in the study area. The study explicitly reflect as the rural agriculture sector, where gender inequalities in access to productive resources are persistent, undermining a sustainable and inclusive development of the sector and their contribution for poverty reduction.

 

Key words: Rural women, access to, domestic chores, division of labor, poverty reduction.