Structural Adjustment And African Women Farmers

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Structural Adjustment And African Women Farmers

Edited by Christina H. Gladwin
University of Florida Press, 1991
413 pp. $34.95
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This very valuable collection examines the feminization of poverty in Africa in the current era of structural adjustment reforms prescribed by international lending institutions. Half the book's 16 essays are case studies (Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi), and the rest focus on gender issues in the policymaking process and on possible approaches to mitigating the worst effects of structural adjustment policies on women.