The 'Good Wife': Struggles over Resources in the Kenyan Horticultural Sector
Organization University of East Anglia
This article examiens how the contracting of French beans has engendered conflict over rights, obligations and resources in Meru District, Kenya. In response to pressure for agricultural diversification and the expanding European market for 'gourmet' vegetables, horticulture, the hositorical domain of women, has been rapidly intersified, commoditised and in many cases, appropriated by men.
Publisher The Journal of Development Studies 37.3 (Feb 2001): 39-70
Keywords gender, rights, women, beans, kenya, labour, resources, contracting