Smallholder agriculture, livelihood systems & food security: a four-year longitudinal study of central Malawi

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dc.contributor.advisor Chisholm, Nicholas G. en
dc.contributor.advisor Fitzgibbon, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Gretta
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-08T11:29:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-08T11:29:50Z
dc.date.issued 2020-03-01
dc.date.submitted 2020-03-01
dc.identifier.citation Fitzgerald, G. 2020. Smallholder agriculture, livelihood systems & food security: a four-year longitudinal study of central Malawi. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 364 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10485
dc.description.abstract This thesis provides a detailed analysis of the livelihoods system and agriculture change processes employed by rural households in central Malawi from 2010 to 2013. Its main aim is to explore livelihood changes in smallholder agriculture and food security. This will provide substantial insight into how different components of the livelihood system and the supports provided to households influence critical indicators of food security and asset ownership, thus adding to the current body of knowledge and will inform policy and program design. The specific objectives of the research are: To analyse the livelihood systems of the studied households across three districts in central Malawi and how these systems differed by gender and over time. To determine if there were any changes in the food security and asset ownership in households over the study period and to establish how gender and levels of asset ownership influence disparities. To identify what household characteristics and livelihood strategies influence food security and asset ownership. To establish what agricultural change processes were available to the studied households and how these were used, by male and female-headed households. To assess if the agricultural change processes used influence the food security and asset ownership outcomes of the studied households. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2020, Gretta Fitzgerald. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Livelihoods en
dc.subject Poverty en
dc.subject Malawi en
dc.subject Food security en
dc.title Smallholder agriculture, livelihood systems & food security: a four-year longitudinal study of central Malawi en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD - Doctor of Philosophy en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Aid en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Food Business and Development en
dc.internal.conferring Autumn 2020 en
dc.availability.bitstream openaccess


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