Gender roles along coffee value chain in Namayumba sub county in Wakiso district
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The study was carried out to investigate gender roles along the coffee value chain in Namayumba sub-county in Wakiso district. The specific objectives were to characterize genders along the coffee value chain, to determine factors that affect genders along the coffee value chain, to find out gender constraint along the coffee value chain. Primary data sources were used which included questionnaires and interviews. The sample comprised of 50 respondents was randomly picked. The data was analyzed using SPSS and chi-square test. Data presentation was in form of tables and figures to help interpret the findings. The findings showed that women were more involved in roles like; nursery bed preparation, transplanting, ploughing, planting, fertilizer application, weeding and harvesting whereas men carried out roles like; coffee cherry collecting, cleaning ,drying, transporting, processing, marketing and selling of coffee The findings also showed that the respondents were characterized according to religion were most of the respondents were catholic with (48%), Muslims (22%), Anglican (16%) and Pentecostal (14%).marital status showed that most of the respondents were married with (60%), separated(24%), single(12%), widowed (4%).other characteristics included age, years spent at school, and experience. The study also showed that factors affecting genders along the coffee value chain included Religion, marital status, membership, training, and Access to credit. The study revealed that the major gender constraints existing in the coffee value chain in Namayumba Sub County is limited access to inputs (55%) and other challenges included; unstable prices of coffee (10%), land conflicts (11%), cultural norms (10%), limited access to extension services (9%) and poor access to coffee assets (5%).