Mukherjee, Amitabha

Women's Participation: Food Gathering, Food Insecurity and Hunger Periods: Some Policy Implications for Village Krishna Rakshit Chak in West Bengal, India

Two visits to the villages in West Bengal were made. The report illustrates the importance of information gathering with rural women, to highlight variations in seasonal food consumption and womens responses to this insecurity. PRA was used to analyse the links between food insecurity, health and ecological degredation, for example using food calanders to illustrate food consumption. A high level of detail was obtained for both primary and secondary foods.