Socio-Economic Constraints on Women’s Income from Agriculture in Southern Province of Rwanda

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Kampala International University,College of Humanities and Social Science
This study arose from the popular assumption that women contribute greatly to the economy through agricultural activities but have little or no access to and control on the factors or techniques of farming production and as such they earn income from it. This study, designed to determine socio-economic constraints on women’s income from agriculture in Southern Province of Rwanda. A total of three hundred ninety-nine (N=399) participated in this survey. Descriptive research design was used during data analysis and appropriate test such as Pearson was carried out using SPSS. The study explains how the social (2.2971) as well as economic factors (2.369) were source of women’s lower income from agriculture in Southern Province of Rwanda. Besides qualification, profile characteristics of respondents were not significantly related to the women’s income from agriculture. The hypothesis stating that there is significant relationship between socio-economic factors and women’s income from agriculture in southern Province of Rwanda was accepted. The researcher concluded that the women’s income from agriculture could be improved by giving them opportunities to control socio-economic factors.
A Thesis as Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Public Administration
Socio-Economic Constraints, Women’s Income, Agriculture, Southern Province of Rwanda