SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.57 issue1Challenges of social workers providing social services to adult victims of human trafficking in select shelters in South AfricaElements that contribute to resilience in young women from a high-risk community author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Social Work

On-line version ISSN 2312-7198
Print version ISSN 0037-8054

Abstract

ICHERIA, Beatrice Kabui; CARBONATTO, Charlene Laurence  and  BILA, Nontembeko Joyce. Key informants' perspectives on food security among female-headed households in Kenya. Social work (Stellenbosch. Online) [online]. 2021, vol.57, n.1, pp.69-86. ISSN 2312-7198.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15270/52-2-907.

Social connectedness plays an important role in protecting food security, which requires multidisciplinary input from fields such as nutrition, agriculture, public health, social work and community development. This qualitative study explored food security among female-headed households (FHHs) in Kenya, as part of a larger mixed methods doctoral study. Fifteen key informants monitoring food security were interviewed in the qualitative phase and the thematic analysis generated nine themes, of which two are discussed. Results reveal that dietary diversity in FHHs is poor: they often experience severe food insecurity. Recommendations for practice, policy, and future research are provided.

Keywords : dietary diversity; female-headed households; food security; nutrition; poverty; social work.

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License