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Household composition, stress and strategies in West African farming systems
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Title: Household composition, stress and strategies in West African farming systems
Physical Description: Conference Papers
Creator: Amy Sullivan.
Conference: 1999 North American AFSRE Conference
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Purpose Examination of the relationship between household composition and livelihood strategies for attaining food security

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Culture influences livelihood activities

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Household composition influences the extent of livelihood activities

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1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 YEARS

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Findings Strategies for managing household stress: Alter composition to increase labor and resource availability.

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Realign with other households to maximize production Seek alternative income sources; intensify or diversify production activities Seek off farm employment.

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