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Cross-Location Analysis of the Impact of Household Socioeconomic Status on Participation in Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in West Africa.
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PMID:  22039313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study explores the relation between household socioeconomic status (SES) and participation in urban and periurban agriculture (UPA) in three West African cities. We used a structured questionnaire to survey 700 randomly selected households: 250 in Kano, Nigeria, 250 in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, and 200 in Sikasso, Mali. Multiple correspondence analysis was applied on household asset variables to create an index of assets which was used as a proxy for household SES. The results showed no significant differences in households' rate of participation in UPA across socioeconomic groups. Participation in UPA was rather significantly (P < 0.001) and positively related to household size. Interestingly, the analysis revealed that field crop cultivation and gardening were more common among households in the low and medium SES groups while those in the high SES group were more likely to keep livestock.
Authors:
Luc Hippolyte Dossa; Andreas Buerkert; Eva Schlecht
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human ecology: an interdisciplinary journal     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0300-7839     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326013     Medline TA:  Hum Ecol Interdiscip J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  569-581     Citation Subset:  -    
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