Female-headed households

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Female-headed households (FHHs) are more vulnerable to food insecurity than male-headed households (MHHs) in rural Kenya, a new study shows.

“If female-headed households intercrop maize and legumes, food security could increase because it improves soil fertility and withstands market risks as one can benefit from one crop if the other fails.”

Menale Kassie, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Read more about this study.

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and the Australian International Food Security Research Centre funded the study through CIMMYT.