Studying home gardens as if people mattered: Why don't food-insecure households in rural Myanmar cultivate home gardens?

Bill Pritchard, Mark Vicol, Anu Rammohan, Elen Welch

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Abstract

Extensive research, mainly undertaken by nutrition scientists and economists, indicates that the presence of a home garden is positively associated with improved household nutrition in rural households of the global South. However, this literature is relatively silent on the contexts that influence home garden uptake. This is problematic given rapidly changing social and economic landscapes, which reshape the place and scope for home gardens within households’ livelihood and food provisioning arrangements. Original research from Myanmar reported here reveals that emergent socio-economic contexts for rural households are posing heightened challenges for home gardens to contribute to food and nutrition security.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Peasant Studies
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Feb 2018

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