Women in agriculture: challenges to reducing poverty and food insecurity in rural Mozambique

Research project
Active research
Project period
2021 - 2024
Project owner
Avdelningen för kulturgeografi, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhälle

Short description

In sub-Saharan Africa, the agricultural sector is essential for food security, poverty reduction, and growth. The overall purpose of my research is to investigate the challenges women face in agriculture and providing for their households. The specific aim is to explore the role of women in farming and the agricultural sector in Mozambique under themes as: daily life, aspirations, and food insecurity. The recent economic crisis has affected the food insecurity and may have considerable consequences for rural women in African societies, including in Mozambique. Rural women are most vulnerable, because of traditional norms they often have limited access to education and control over resources. Therefore, empowering women to increase access to and control over resources is critical for attaining food security and poverty reduction in the developing world.

Doctoral student: Tania Jeque
Supervisor: Margareta Espling