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

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dc.contributor.advisor Filson, Glen Robertson, Carolyn 2014-01-06T21:34:18Z 2014-01-06T21:34:18Z 2013-12 2013-12-20 2014-01-06
dc.description.abstract This 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.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Gender Relations en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Cape Town en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject Capacity development en_US
dc.subject Food restrictions en_US
dc.subject Social benefits en_US
dc.title The Role of Gender in Urban Agriculture: A Case Study of Cape Town’s Urban and Peri-Urban Townships en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Capacity Development and Extension en_US Master of Science en_US School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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