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Agricultural livelihoods and nutrition – exploring the links with women in Zambia

Agricultural livelihoods and nutrition – exploring the links with women in Zambia This article examines food security, nutrition, and women's agricultural livelihoods in Western Province, Zambia. It draws on data from field research supported by Concern Worldwide UK. The research aimed to explore links between food procurement, livelihoods and care at the household level, and recognises the role of institutions and access to assets in shaping livelihood choices by women. Women describe agriculture as the principal route out of food insecurity, and also as a means to a stable livelihood. However, more support is required for women's livelihood activities including agriculture, to enable women to produce enough food to feed themselves and their families. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Gender and Development Taylor & Francis

Agricultural livelihoods and nutrition – exploring the links with women in Zambia

Gender and Development , Volume 18 (3): 23 – Nov 1, 2010
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Oxfam GB
ISSN
1364-9221
eISSN
1355-2074
DOI
10.1080/13552074.2010.522025
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Abstract

This article examines food security, nutrition, and women's agricultural livelihoods in Western Province, Zambia. It draws on data from field research supported by Concern Worldwide UK. The research aimed to explore links between food procurement, livelihoods and care at the household level, and recognises the role of institutions and access to assets in shaping livelihood choices by women. Women describe agriculture as the principal route out of food insecurity, and also as a means to a stable livelihood. However, more support is required for women's livelihood activities including agriculture, to enable women to produce enough food to feed themselves and their families.

Journal

Gender and DevelopmentTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 1, 2010

Keywords: women; agriculture; nutrition; Zambia; childcare

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