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Food Security, Gender and Resilience

Improving Smallholder and Subsistence Farming

Leigh Brownhill (Redaktør) ; Esther Njuguna (Redaktør) ; Kimberly L. Bothi (Redaktør) ; Bernard Pelletier (Redaktør) ; Lutta Muhammad (Redaktør) ; Gordon M. Hickey (Redaktør)

Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural systems. Les mer
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Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural systems. The scope of the book is both local and multi-scalar. The gendered resilience framework, illustrated here with detailed case studies from semi-arid Kenya, is shown to be suitable for use in analysis in other geographic regions and across disciplines. The book examines the importance of gender equity to the strengthening of socio-ecological resilience. Case studies reflect multidisciplinary perspectives and focus on a range of issues, from microfinance to informal seed systems.


The book's gender perspective also incorporates consideration of age or generational relations and cultural dimensions in order to embrace the complexity of existing socio-economic realities in rural farming communities. The issue of succession of farmland has become a general concern, both to farmers and to researchers focused on building resilient farming systems. Building resilience here is shown to involve strengthening households' and communities' overall livelihood capabilities in the face of ongoing climate change, global market volatility and political instability.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1. Introduction: Gender, Food Security and Resilience in Kenya


Leigh Brownhill and Esther M. Njuguna


2. A Participatory and Integrated Agricultural Extension Approach to Enhancing Farm Resilience through Innovation and Gender Equity


Lutta W. Muhammad, Immaculate N. Maina, Bernard Pelletier, and Gordon M. Hickey


3. Exploring the Relationships between Gender, Social Networks and Agricultural Innovation in Two Smallholder Farming Communities in Machakos County, Kenya


Colleen M. Eidt, Gordon M. Hickey, and Bernard Pelletier


4. Land to Feed My Grandchildren: Grandmothers' Challenge to Access Land Resources in Semi-Arid Kenya


June Y. T. Po and Zipporah Bukania


5. Gendered Food and Seed Producing Traditions for Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum) and Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya


Megan Mucioki, Timothy Johns, and Samuel Kimathi Mucioki


6. Banking on Change: An Ethnographic Exploration into Rural Finance as a Gendered Resilience Practice among Smallholders


Carly James and June Y.T. Po


7. Nested Economies: Gendered Small-livestock Enterprise for Household Food Security


Leigh Brownhill, Esther M. Njuguna, Erick Mungube Ouma, Malo Nzioka, and Esther Kihoro


8. Women Second: Reflecting on Gendered Resilience within Formal Regulatory Policies for Forest-based Livelihood Activities in Kenya


Stephanie Shumsky, Kimberly L. Bothi, Elizabeth Nambiro, and Patrick Maundu


9. Accountability and Citizen Participation in Devolved Agricultural Policy-making: Insights from Makueni County, Kenya


Leigh Brownhill, Tony Moturi, and Gordon M. Hickey


10. The Resilience Umbrella: A Conceptual Tool for Building Gendered Resilience in Agricultural Research, Practice and Policy


Leigh Brownhill and Esther M. Njuguna

Om forfatteren

Leigh Brownhill teaches at Athabasca University, Canada and is an independent scholar focused on gender, agriculture and environment.


Esther M. Njuguna is a Scientist focused on Gender Research for the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Grain Legumes at the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Kenya.


Kimberly L. Bothi is the Associate Director for Science and Engineering at the Institute for Global Studies/College of Engineering of the University of Delaware, USA.


Bernard Pelletier is a Research Associate at McGill University, Canada.


Lutta W. Muhammad is a Senior Researcher at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), Kenya.


Gordon M. Hickey is an Associate Professor and William D