The Role of Gender in Urban Agriculture: A Case Study of Cape Town's Urban and Peri-Urban Townships

dc.contributor.advisorFilson, Glen
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Carolyn
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-06T21:34:18Z
dc.date.available2014-01-06T21:34:18Z
dc.date.copyright2013-12
dc.date.created2013-12-20
dc.date.issued2014-01-06
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeCapacity Development and Extensionen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted within the townships of the Cape Metropolitan Area where women began an urban agriculture (UA) movement in the early 1980s as a response to high levels of malnutrition. Currently, both women and men are engaged in the activity, with perceptions for men’s involvement and motivations differing significantly than women’s. A case study approach was used to explore how men and women are experiencing UA, how it is influencing them as individuals, as well as the impact it is having on their households and community. The study used multiple qualitative methods (key informant, semi structured interviews, focus groups and participant observation). Results found equality within the division of labour, and perceptions of men’s and women’s involvement to differ from reality. Additionally, the benefits received by both were largely similar. Tangible and intangible benefits were found at all levels explored—individuals, their households and communities.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/7760
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectGender Relationsen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.subjectCape Townen_US
dc.subjectFood securityen_US
dc.subjectCapacity developmenten_US
dc.subjectFood restrictionsen_US
dc.subjectSocial benefitsen_US
dc.titleThe Role of Gender in Urban Agriculture: A Case Study of Cape Town's Urban and Peri-Urban Townshipsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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