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Women in post-harvest operations: reducing the drudgery

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Women in post-harvest operations: reducing the drudgery
Authors (non HEDON members)
Ann Gordon
Abstract
Traditional, manual food processing and preparation activities are widespread in developing countries. These tasks often fall to women, sometimes with the assistance of children. Many rural women work a 16-hour day, trying to balance competing demands in agricultural production, household chores and income generation.

This article concerns the expenditure of human energy. It provides an overview of manual post-harvest activities. It reviews experience with interventions and technologies intended to reduce drudgery.
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44
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Title in French
Les femmes et les activités post-récolte; atténuer les corvées
Abstract in French
La transformation a l'aide de procédés manuels des produits de récolte incombe souvent aux femmes, avec l'aide, parfois, des enfants. Beaucoup de femmes en milieu rural travaillent jusqu'à 16 heures par jour combinant activités domestiques, de production agricole et activités génératrices de revenu. Cet article donne un aperçu des activités manuelles post-récoltes. Il met en relief des expériences et technologies visant à atténuer les taches pénibles.
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miriam@hedon.info

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Gender
Poverty
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WomenInPost-harvestOperations-ReducingTheDrudgery


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