Gendered knowledge on food trees for addressing food security and nutrition in Uganda and Kenya
Food trees provide fruits, nuts, leaves and seeds that contribute substantially to food and nutrition security of African rural households. Farmers have a wealth of local knowledge on food tree species for cultivation and use for various household needs. This knowledge is influenced by gender and age-related factors often neglected in research and development endeavors.
This study sought to understand gendered and age-related knowledge on food trees use in Uganda and Kenya. The purpose was to identify context-specific food tree portfolios that can sustainably address food and nutrition gaps while responding to the needs and strategic interests of different gender and age groups.
Gachuiri, A.; Paez-Valencia, A.M.; Elias, M.; Carsan, S.; McMullin, S.