Using participatory mapping with a gender lens to understand how landscapes are used for nutrition

Picture 1. Participatory mapping activity with community leaders from Nalitoya, Zambia. Photo by Trinidad del Rio.

Picture 1. Participatory mapping activity with community leaders from Nalitoya, Zambia. Photo by Trinidad del Rio.

Many rural people derive their sustenance from sources embedded in their landscape – the cropland, pasture, trees, forests and rivers of their surroundings. The diversity of food in people's diets can be closely linked to how people manage the landscape. Yet there are often significant differences in how men and women interact with the landscape. Understanding differences between women and men's use of the landscape and their spatial and temporal knowledge provides important insights for promoting food and nutrition security. This month, Natalia Estrada-Carmona, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Bioversity International, shares a participatory mapping method she has used in her research to engage women and men in discussions on how gender plays a role in landscape management, knowledge, and nutrition.

Read the full post here on the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange blog.

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