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AAD

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt

Professor, pro dean

AAD

Multi-local livelihoods and food security in rural Africa

Author

  • Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt

Summary, in English

This article analyses household-based food transfers as an expression of multi-local livelihoods. Transfers of maize outside the co-resident household unit are analysed on the basis of data from 2857 smallholder households across nine African countries. The study complements a growing interest in the role of food transfers for urban food security, through considering the food security implications for sending households. Food transfers in the top income quintile consist of distributing surplus production, whereas in the lower quintiles, transfers clearly compromise the food security of the sending households. The spatial mismatch between household production and consumption points to the need for development strategies that consider these wider subsistence obligations.



http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jid.2991/full

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography
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Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Pages

528-545

Publication/Series

Journal of International Development

Volume

27

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

John Wiley and Sons

Topic

  • Human Geography

Status

Published

Research group

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ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1099-1328