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Community typology framed by normative climate for agricultural innovation, empowerment, and poverty reduction

Author: Petesch, P.
Author: Feldman, S.
Author: Elias, M.
Author: Badstue, L.B.
Author: Dina Najjar
Author: Rietveld, A.
Author: Bullock, R.
Author: Kawarazuka, N.
Author: Luis, J.
Year: 2018
ISSN: 2413-922X
Abstract: This paper employs the concepts of gender norms and agency to advance understanding of inclusive agricultural innovation processes and their contributions to empowerment and poverty reduction at the village level. We present a community typology informed by normative influences on how people assess conditions and trends for village women and men to make important decisions (or to exercise agency) and for local households to escape poverty. The typology is comprised of three village typestransforming, climbing and churning with each type depicting a different normative climate and trajectory of change in agency and poverty levels. Across “transforming” villages with significant increases in people’s agency and poverty reduction, we found a highly inclusive normative climate that is fueling gender equality and agricultural innovation, as well as infrastructural improvements, expanded markets, and male labor migration. The research, part of the GENNOVATE initiative, includes a qualitative comparative methodology and dataset of 79 village cases from 17 countries.
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Language: English
Publisher: Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security
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Type: Article
Place of Publication: Nairobi, Kenya
Pages: 131-157
Issue: 1
Volume: 3
DOI: 10.19268/JGAFS.312018.6
Country of Focus: ASIA
Country of Focus: EAST ASIA
Agrovoc: GENDER
Journal: Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security

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