Gender and agricultural production: The case of urban and peri-urban of Addis Ababa and Oromia Special Zone surrounding Finfinne, Ethiopia
Fekede Terefe Gemeda 1 * , Beshea Abdissa 1, Dagne Getachew 1, Tamirat Tefera 1
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1 Center for Environment and Development, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

In this study, we have attempted to assess how gender affects urban and peri-urban agriculture in Ethiopia. On the basis of a household survey, data were collected from 54 urban farmer households using a structured questionnaire, and nine case studies and focus group discussions were randomly selected from three sub-cities in Addis Ababa and one district in the Oromia Special Zone surrounding Finfine. Data from both primary and secondary sources were employed to generate the paper. The findings revealed that the most common types of agribusiness in urban and peri-urban areas were cultivating grass and vegetable crops. It also suggests that those involved in urban and peri-urban agriculture are creating job opportunities and extra income for middle- and low-income people. The decision-makers therefore must implement sustainable livelihood systems for these very poor communities, which reside in peri-urban and urban centers in the area.

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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2023, Volume 7, Issue 2, Article No: em0213

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/12860

Publication date: 01 Apr 2023

Online publication date: 21 Jan 2023

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