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Variability of on-farm food plant diversity and its contribution to food security: a case study of smallholder farming households in western Kenya

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Traditional mixed agroforestry farms are regarded as sustainable agroecological systems contributing to agrobiodiversity conservation and household food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. However, in Kenya little is known on the level of agrobiodiversity of these mixed farms and its contribution to food and nutrition security. A case study was conducted to assess food plant and livestock diversity and to identify the biophysical and socioeconomic factors influencing food plant dive...

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School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
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School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
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Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
Volume:
39
Issue:
10
Pages:
1071-1103
Publication date:
2015-07-24
Acceptance date:
2015-07-24
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EISSN:
2168-3573
ISSN:
2168-3565

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