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Wageningen University (2011)

Economic empowerment of female farmers through savings box : a case study of horticulture and livestock project in Balkh rovince, Afghanistan

Mukhlid, K.

Titre : Economic empowerment of female farmers through savings box : a case study of horticulture and livestock project in Balkh rovince, Afghanistan

Auteur : Mukhlid, K.

Université de soutenance : Wageningen University

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 2011

Résumé
This study is an attempt to contribute to the economical empowerment of female producer groups through savings box. It was conducted in the Khulm district, Balkh province of Afghanistan. The study assessed the effect of savings box on the livelihood, control over income, access and control to loan, decision making power in the household, confidence or self worth and wellbeing and welfare of female famers in the producer groups which has resulted the contribution of savings box to the economical empowerment of female farmers. The second part of the study focused on the strength and weakness of service provision of the Horticulture and Livestock Project (HLP) for female farmers. The sample for this research was female producer groups from three different villages in Khulm district. The data collection was done through qualitative research methods ; from each village one producer group was selected. The selection of groups was based on low, medium and high savings. From the population of farmers, 30 respondents were selected randomly from three different groups 10 respondents from each group. For the validity of data the assigned extension worker and the in charge staff of savings box in Khulm district were also selected. The data was collected by using semi-structured questionnaire, focus group discussion, and direct observation. The results of the study discovered that there has not been any major improvement in the standard of living of these women respondents ; savings box have not been able to address all the problems of female farmers. Minor changes are noticed in their productive and reproductive roles, control and access of resources and decision. Savings have been available for immediate needs but not the strategic needs of farmers. In this study the main constraints identified are limited finance or limited income to save more and the cultural norms and values which hinders female farmers opportunities in the society. At the end of the study, recommendations are (a) to provide loans to encourage the women to mobilize for financial resources both as individuals and groups, (b) to provide grants for female farmers to encourage them to start a new business, (c) to organize capacity building trainings regard business to orient women in the world of business.

Mots clés : empowerment / savings / farmers / farmers’ income / women / producer groups / livelihoods / woman’s status / emancipation of women / afghanistan

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