Polygyny is considered an economic advantage in many rural areas.
In some cases, the economic role of the additional wife enables the husband to enjoy more leisure.
This implies that members of a tribe, which commands a certain territory, have a native right to take land under cultivation for food production and in many cases also for the cultivation of cash crops.
Under this tenure system, an additional wife is an economic asset that helps the family to expand its production.
An elderly cultivator, with several wives and likely several young male children, benefits from having a much larger workforce within his household.
By the combined efforts of his young sons and young wives, he may gradually expand his cultivation and become more prosperous.
) is the most common and accepted form of polygamy, entailing the marriage of a man with several women.