Gender Roles and Constraints in Beekeeping: A Case from Kitui County, Kenya uri icon

abstract

  • Beekeeping is a form of agriculture thatinvolves management of wild or domesticatedbee colonies for production ofhoney and wax. Generally, in Kenya,women perform most of the agriculturalactivities (GOK, 2005; Oduol et al., 2013).Even though they play a major role inthese activities, they end up receiving afraction of the income generated. In mostof the African countries, beekeeping hasoften been a male-dominated enterprise(Nel & Illgner, 2004; Ogaba & Akongo,2001; Shackleton, Paumgarten, Kassa,Husselman, & Zida, 2011). However, withintervention from rural developmentagencies, a change in this practice couldoccur

publication date

  • 2017
  • 2017