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Purpose Examination of the relationship between household composition and livelihood strategies for attaining food security
Culture influences livelihood activities
Household composition influences the extent of livelihood activities
1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 YEARS
Findings Strategies for managing household stress: Alter composition to increase labor and resource availability.
Realign with other households to maximize production Seek alternative income sources; intensify or diversify production activities Seek off farm employment.
Household Composition and Diversity of Smallholder Farms in Zimbabwe Maxwell Mudhara