Sokoine University of Agriculture

Effects of HIV/AIDS on rural women’s production activities in Mvomero district

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dc.contributor.author Leo, Kiduduye Specioza
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-08T09:23:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-08T09:23:22Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Kiduduye S.L(2010).Effects of hiv/aids on rural women’s production activities in mvomero district .Morogoro;Sokoine University of Agriculture. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/172
dc.description.abstract The main objective of this study is to determine how HIV/AIDS affects rural women`s production activities. The data were collected from two Divisions of Mvomero District in Morogoro. The specific objectives were, to identify and characterize the rural women`s production activities, to compare the time spent in household production activities before and after HIV infection, to determine the household production and income levels before and after HIV infection and to asses household expenditure variation before and after HIV infection sixty seven (67) women were interviewed using structured questionnaire. The analysis was carried out using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) computer software where means, frequencies and percentages were established. Chi-square statistics was applied to determine relationships between and among variables. T-test was also run to compare time spent in different activities, expenditure on different items, income levels and production levels before and after sickness. The results show that there is a significant difference in time spent in different activities, expenditure on different items, income and production levels before and after sickness. The study revealed that respondents spent more time in household chores, farm and trade activities before than after, spent less time in patient care before than after, also they cultivated bigger land size before than after, and they earned more money from selling farm produce and from business before than after the sickness. Recommendations made were on women access to land, property, credit and knowledge. Agricultural sector to address causes of pandemic such as rural poverty and food insecurity, introduction of labour serving technologies and practices, as well as fuel efficient stoves to reduce time of collecting fire wood. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Mpwapwa District Council en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine Universitry of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en_US
dc.subject Income levels en_US
dc.subject Rural women en_US
dc.subject Mvomero District en_US
dc.subject Household production en_US
dc.title Effects of HIV/AIDS on rural women’s production activities in Mvomero district en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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