(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Urban crop production and poverty alleviation in Eldoret, Kenya : implications for policy and gender planning

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SIMIYU R.R. (1) ; FOEKEN D.W.J. (2) ;
(1) Moi Univ., Eldoret, KENYA
(2) African Studies Centre, Leiden, PAYS-BAS


This paper focuses on urban crop cultivation (UCC) and examines men’s and women’s motives and needs in UCC, the (perceived) contribution of UCC to household livelihoods, and the benefits men and women derive from it. Although the contribution of UCC to overall household food and incomes appeared to be modest, for the majority of farming households such benefits were nonetheless greatly valued and bore varied and important meanings for men and women. The paper also examines the implications of recent national UA policy responses in Kenya for urban development and household livelihoods, and for equitable distribution of UA’s benefits for men and women


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no12 [pp. 2613-2628]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 4 tabl.



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