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Women’s empowerment, food security and nutrition of pastoral communities in Tanzania

Women’s empowerment, food security and nutrition of pastoral communities in Tanzania

Galiè, Alessandra, Teufel, Nils, Girard, Amy Webb, Baltenweck, Isabelle, Dominguez-Salas, Paula ORCID: 0000-0001-8753-4221, Price, Mindy J., Jones, Rebecca, Lukuyu, Ben, Korir, Luke, Raskind, IlanaG., Smith, Kristie and Yount, Kathryn M. (2019) Women’s empowerment, food security and nutrition of pastoral communities in Tanzania. Global Food Security, 23. pp. 125-134. ISSN 2211-9124 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2019.04.005)

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Abstract

This paper presents a mixed-methods study that examines the relationship between women’s empowerment, household food security, and maternal and child diet diversity (as one indicator of nutrition security) in two regions of Tanzania. Indicators across three domains of women’s empowerment were scored and matched to a household food insecurity access scale. Qualitative research helped appreciate the gender dynamics affecting the women’s empowerment-food security and women’s empowerment-nutrition security nexus. In cluster adjusted regression analyses, scores from each domain were significantly associated with women’s dietary diversity, but not with household food security. All three empowerment domains were positively associated with food security and nutrition in the qualitative analysis. This article discusses these findings and shows the pathways by which respondents saw their empowerment to affect their household food security.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/).
Uncontrolled Keywords: woman empowerment, pastoralists, nutrition, Tanzania
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / School / 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: 09 Sep 2021 10:41
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/29120

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