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Title: THE CONTRIBUTION OF SMALL - SCALE IRRIGATION SCHEMES TO THE LIVELIHOODS OF RURAL WOMEN IN SANKANA AND DAFFIAMA IN THE NADOWLI DISTRICT
Authors: Mornah, T. B.
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: This study examines the contribution of small-scale irrigation to the livelihood of rural women in the Nadowli District of the Upper West Region. The case study approach was used focusing on Sankana and Daffiama small scale irrigation schemes. Data collection techniques included questionnaire administration, focus group discussions and personal interviews. The main findings of the study were that: customs and tradition prevent women from participation in the management of irrigation facilities. Hence their involvement in the management of irrigation facilities through the water users associations is minimal. There is also bias against women when it comes to access to and use of land and other irrigation facilities. The study further revealed that Irrigation contributes enormously to the livelihood of rural women through food security and income generation. Conditions under which irrigation as a business can be promoted include encouraging women’s active participation in the management of irrigation facilities such that they will be part of the decision-making process, ensuring independent access and use of irrigable land, and providing financial assistance to women to boost their farming activities.
Description: MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY AND LIVELIHOOD CHANGE
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/617
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Planning and Land Mangement



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