Poster / Presentation

Assessment of on-farm, market and wild food diversity in three agro-ecological zones of Western Kenya

The objectives of this case study were to assess on-farm, market, and wild food diversity and to collect relevant information about its availability, accessibility and usage in three different agro-ecological zones of Western Kenya. Tools for data collection included gender disaggregated focus-group discussions, individual household questionnaires including farm inventories, transect walks for documenting wild food species, and market surveys. The number of food items on markets was lower in the dry season but such variations across season had a minor impact on food prices. However, prices and number of food items per market as well as species richness on farm differed widely between the different agro-ecological zones