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Nutrition and health: farming women in Kenya’s Murang’a speak out

Kadzere, I.; Muriuki, A.W.; Schader, C.; Heeb, M. and Herter-Aeberli, I. (2020) Nutrition and health: farming women in Kenya’s Murang’a speak out. Rural 21 - International Journal for Rural Development, 54 (3), pp. 29-31.

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Summary

As a rule, women play a major role in determining household dietary practices and nutrition. In agricultural rural areas, they are actively involved in food production as well, and thus also play a crucial role in terms of food availability. But what are the factors determining the dietary practices which women opt for? And is it important whether they engage in organic or conventional farming?


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:organic farming, africa, SysCom, ProEcoAfrica, OFSA, Abacus, FiBL6510702
Subjects: Food systems > Community development
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Africa
Research affiliation: Switzerland > ETHZ - Agrarwissenschaften
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International > Regions > Africa
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Society > Sustainable nutrition
Kenya
Related Links:https://systems-comparison.fibl.org/, https://www.proecoafrica.net/pea-home.html, https://www.fibl.org/en/themes/projectdatabase/projectitem/project/1274.html
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38849
Deposited On:18 Jan 2021 11:16
Last Modified:31 Jan 2021 13:04
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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