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Geography Lecture 14 16:33 3.3.11 Spatial Division of Labor - A gender division of labor Africa is only about 37% urban.  Feminization of Poverty - Disproportionately poor - Patriarchal societies - Lack of land ownership - Overburdened Responsible for food production, processing and cooking Gathering water and fuel Child care Household maintenance Victims of Development? Boserup thesis 1. Decline of traditional craft activities 2. Discrimination within labor market 3. Labor mobility 4. Educational opportunities 5. Land reform Desertification in Sahel
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1968-1973 – Drought and famine Loss of traditional farming Famine early warning system
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Unformatted text preview: Diversification strategies Very long dry seasons (October to May) Traditional land habits in west Sahel – herders, use dunes to grow grain The Fulani of Burkina Faso Drought doesn’t necessarily lead to famine, but bad food distribution combined with drought can. Technical leapfrogging – ex. Cell phone usage. These developing areas don’t have to go through every step of technological development that the first nations with those technologies had to grow through. Peacekeeping-Rwanda and Burundi Hutu and Tutsi...
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