Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Moyo, T. Tsheola, Nhlengane Martha 2013-04-03T13:25:32Z 2013-04-03T13:25:32Z 2012
dc.description Thesis (M.Dev.) -- University of Limpopo, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract his study investigates the impact of poverty-alleviation projects on women development at Mogalakwena Municipality in Limpopo Province. Focus is on three projects, namely; Malokong, Masipa and Rooiwal poultry projects. The researcher has used the qualitative paradigm in this study, though limited aspects of the quantitative approach were also used. Convenience sampling has been used to collect data from a sample of forty (40) women from all the three identified poultry projects. All the respondents are women beneficiaries of different ages in the above-mentioned poultry projects. The study highlights employment generation and appropriate technology versions of growth with equity theories to justify the necessity of poverty-alleviation projects. It confirms the chief characteristic of the employment version that illustrates the projects’ ability to employ different groups of people, particularly those with very low educational backgrounds. These projects enable them to get income that can be used to pay school fees, buy food and pay medical bills in support of their families, thereby improving the overall wellbeing of women in rural communities The approaches (qualitative and quantitative) advocate for the use of local technologies and labour intensive methods to create more jobs and produce economic spin-offs. Poultry projects were chosen because they are appropriate and relevant to the needs of most communities of the Mogalakwena Municipality who are predominantly rural and poor. The study found out that the projects benefit local residents by providing affordable food security needs in the form of fresh chicken meat. These products are a vital source of protein which is necessary for good health. In addition, members derive both economic and social benefits from poultry projects. Given the threats to sustainability of these projects, the study recommends that the government employ more Agricultural Extension Officers and mobilise financial resources to support the activities of these projects. There is also an increased demand for more training on various aspects of management and production for members to maximise output. The study also identifies the significance of a continuous monitoring and evaluation of projects on a regular basis. en_US
dc.format.extent iv, 96 leaves : col. ill., maps. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe acrobat reader, version 7 en_US
dc.subject Poverty alleviation en_US
dc.subject Women development en_US
dc.subject Poultry projects en_US
dc.subject Community development en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women in rural development -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rural development projects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development projects en_US
dc.title The impact of poverty alleviation projects on women's development in rural communities of Mogalakwena Municipality, Limpopo Province : a case study of Malokong, Masipa and Rooiwal Poultry Projects en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULSpace


My Account