This research brief is about the ways in which aid actors in Northern Uganda could better take into account local labour questions. Interventions are based on the assumption that ‘able-bodied’ households avail of an abundance of labour. They usually require a contribution to community labour and they are averse to financing labour-saving projects. This research shows that in reality, labour is increasingly scarce. Households are engaged in intricate informal labour exchanges, and the current increase in polygamous marriages is a signal of labour shortage. The research brief is based on ongoing systematic fieldwork in Pader district 1 and informed by discussions and observations in Kitgum district. It is part of a PhD study 2 on food security and agricultural services in Northern Uganda.
|Publisher||Wageningen University, Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction|
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|