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Title:'I don't tell my husband about vegetable sales': gender dynamics in urban agriculture in Eldoret, Kenya
Author:Simiyu, Robert R.ISNI
Series:African Studies Collection
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:urban agriculture
gender relations
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External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/20255
Abstract:Drawing on the sustainable livelihood approach, this dissertation explores gender dynamics in urban agriculture, which is an integral part of the diversified portfolio of livelihood strategies adopted by residents of Eldoret, Kenya, to cope with hard economic times. The study explores the motives, needs, preferences and contributions of men and women in urban agriculture and the benefits they derive from it individually and for their households. It shows how these were mediated by social norms and gender ideologies, entitlements to farming resources, individual capabilities and personal agency. The book also explores the inter-linkages between urban agriculture and other livelihood strategies and the role of gender relations in the process, as well as policy implications for sustainable and more equitable urban agriculture. [Book abstract]