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Women eat more rice and banana: the influence of gender and migration on staple food choice in East Africa

Women eat more rice and banana: the influence of gender and migration on staple food choice in East Africa

Bechoff, Aurelie ORCID: 0000-0001-8141-4448, Forsythe, Lora ORCID: 0000-0001-9931-4453, Tomlins, Keith and Martin, Adrienne ORCID: 0000-0001-9305-7302 (2020) Women eat more rice and banana: the influence of gender and migration on staple food choice in East Africa. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. ISSN 0367-0244 (Print), 1543-5237 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/03670244.2020.1755278)

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Abstract

An original approach was used to examine how staple food choice differs by gender and migration: this consisted of a quantitative survey (6 locations with urban consumers from various economic classes (n=123)), a qualitative in-depth interview with a subset of those consumers (n=18), and focus group discussions (n=13). Men and women had similar results in terms of their preferred staple food choice attributes; yet women indicated consuming more rice and banana, and men, more maize and cassava (Chi-squared test; p<0.05). Migration status and life stage (formative or adult years) also influenced the type and diversity of staple crops reported.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: food choice, staple, gender, urban migration, mixed methods
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 12:37
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: REF 2
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27953

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