The role of homegardens for food and nutrition security in Uganda

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Abstract

Rural farmers often manage homegardens, as the main source of food for their families. However, the contribution of this agrobiodiversity to food and nutrition security has rarely been explored empirically. We assess the influence of homegarden agrobiodiversity, production system parameters, and socio-economic factors on household dietary diversity and anthropometric conditions in southwest Uganda. Results illustrate the potential role of homegardens for improving dietary and anthropometric outcomes.

Publication
Journal of Source Themes, 1(1)
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Cory Whitney
Postdoctoral Researcher

My research interests include ethnobotany, decision theory and agroecology.