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Food and nutrition insecurity, HIV/AIDS, and gendered vulnerability in Buhaya, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Githinji, Valerie
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-11T11:44:56Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-11T11:44:56Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Githinji, V. 2020, 'Food and nutrition insecurity, HIV/AIDS, and gendered vulnerability in Buhaya, Tanzania', African Journal of Gender and Women Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 001-008. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2516-9831
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1032
dc.description.abstract This article draws on socio-cultural anthropological research conducted in a rural village in Buhaya, Tanzania, and focuses on how food and nutrition insecurity and gendered vulnerability fuel HIV/AIDS. Poverty, land insecurity and agricultural decline have increased in Buhaya, affecting men and women. However, women are the primary farmers and providers of household food and nutrition security and are more limited by their access to land and other resources including capital, economic livelihood alternatives and education. Poor women with dependents who lack adequate access to land and the ability to provide household food and nutrition security may engage in poverty-induced transactional sex as a means to secure daily food for their household. In the process they make their children, themselves and their partners vulnerable, increasing the likelihood for HIV/AIDS transmission on a larger scale. This article encourages the development and implementation of policies which acknowledge the crucial roles that women play in food and nutrition insecurity, the roles that food and nutrition insecurity play in fueling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and gendered vulnerability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Journal of Gender and Women Studies en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject food security en_US
dc.subject land insecurity en_US
dc.subject women farmers en_US
dc.title Food and nutrition insecurity, HIV/AIDS, and gendered vulnerability in Buhaya, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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