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dc.contributor.authorMutua, Edna
dc.contributor.authorBukachi, Salome
dc.contributor.authorBett, Bernard
dc.contributor.authorEstambale, Benson
dc.contributor.authorNyamongo, Isaac
dc.coverage.spatialKenyaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-22T08:32:39Z
dc.date.available2017-05-22T08:32:39Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/12982
dc.description.abstractAgriculture is a leading source of employment for rural populations in Kenya. Through a mixed methods approach, this study sought to investigate youth participation in smallholder livestock production and marketing in Baringo County. The specific focus is on how social norms and micropolitics enable or constrain participation of particular groups of young people. The study established that personal choice, preference for paid over unpaid labour and gender norms in asset access, ownership and control influence smallholder participation in livestock production and trade. This shows a disconnect between Kenya’s youth policy which advocates for equitable distribution of employment opportunities and the reality at community level. Interventions that seek to improve livestock production and marketing, particularly involving young people, should therefore adopt strategies that recognise these norms as a first step to addressing social exclusion.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin;48.3
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence, which permits downloading and sharing provided the original authors and source are credited – but the work is not used for commercial purposes. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcodeen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectChildren and Youthen
dc.subjectWork and Labouren
dc.titleYouth Participation in Smallholder Livestock Production and Marketingen
dc.typeSeries paper (IDS)en
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.teamRural Futuresen
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/1968-2017.129
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-05-22
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rioxxterms.funder.projectc941507f-fd0b-4fc3-9822-4b2132f61a1den


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