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Uptake of agroecological practices is conditioned by intrahousehold dynamics and changes in women’s labor profiles

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Planting basins (pits dug in crop fields to hold water in which crops are then planted) are an effective agroecological response to increased drought frequency and severity but their creation and maintenance are labour intensive. The research reported here examined intrahousehold decisions and gender relations surrounding the use of planting basins by over 2,500 farmers in the eastern drylands of Kenya.

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