Ms Cara Flowers
BA (Durham), MSc (Edinburgh), MSc (Cranfield)
Tree foods are wild and semi-domesticated species which supplement local dietary intake in Burkina Faso. Women’s use access to and use of tree foods is affected by many factors including but not limited to their status, ability to access land and economic value of tree foods. My research will investigate the consumption and nutritional value of tree foods in order to determine the factors affecting tree food consumption and nutritional intake related to tree foods. This will involve ethnographic study of forest resource product use with a strong focus on determining not only nutritional value but the socio-cultural significance of tree food products.
Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH )
Food security, Anthropology of food, Political ecology, Justice equity and rights, Gender, Sustainable livelihoods