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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Lost and found crops : agrobiodiversity, indigenous knowledge, and a feminist political ecology of sorghum and finger millet in Northern Malawi

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BEZNER KORR R. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Development Sociology, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

This article examines agrobiodiversity, indigenous knowledge, and a feminist political ecology of sorghum and finger millet in Northern Malawi. First, it suggests that sorghum almost disappeared due to a combination of maize promotion, male migration, and pest problems. Second, that an upsurge of tobacco production, in part due to neoliberal policies, combined with gender dynamics that favor maize are reducing finger millet production. It concludes that efforts to improve social resilience in these vulnerable regions need to pay attention to processes and the intersectionality of gender, class, and other subjectivities at different scales that produce particular agricultural practices and knowledge in a given place

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no3 [pp. 577-593]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 1 tbal., 1 carte, 1 phot.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2014.892346

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