Gender and food security in sub-Saharan Africa: the need of a critical feminist perspective


To cite this post: El-Rhomri, I. (2016, may 26). Gender and food security in sub-Saharan Africa: the need of a critical feminist perspective [Blog post]. Retrieved from: In its last report about food security worldwide, the FAO (2015) indicates that malnutrition currently affects 795 million people. Sub-Saharan Africa is ranked second in the hunger‘s global distribution, with nearly 220 […]

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Roundtable: “Development and sustainability: feminist perspectives” at UPO, May 13th, 2016


The Sal & Gen team took part in the “1st Research Seminar about the transformation of gender relations and their implications” organized by the Pablo Olavide University of Seville in May 5, 6, 12 and 13t 2016. On Friday,  May 13, from 12 am to 1.30 pm, block 6, Mónica Domínguez-Serrano livened up the roundtable: […]

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Rethinking Africa and building networks


The Sal & Gen team is involved in the project “Rethinking Africa”, promoted by the NGO Alianza por la Solidaridad, which specifically aims to “Increase, among Andalusian universities, the commitment to global rights in order to improve the life of people by creating a network between universities and companies from Africa, Latin America and Andalusia”. […]

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Roundtable at ISSP – University of Ouagadougou: “Food Securitization: Dynamics and practices”


The Sal & Gen project team took part in the organization and content of the international roundtable “Food Securitization: Dynamics and practices”, which took place on March 9 and 10, 2016 at the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP) of the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). As part of the panel: “Food Securitization: […]

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Workshop IEDES Paris: “Food Securitization and stakeholders’ interactions in sub-Saharan Africa”


Imane El-Rhomri participated with a paper  to the workshop: “Food securitization and players in sub-Saharan Africa”, organized on December 8, 2015 by the Mixed Research Unit: UMR Development and Societies, headed by Pierre Janin, in the Institut d’étude du développement économique et social (IEDES) of the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. Her oral presentation entitled: […]

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Food Securitization: an innovative paradigm to address the social, economic and politic construction of food security

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The concept of securitization is still very little used in food studies, in comparison for example to studies about international relations. However, this concept strongly reappears in the volume 21, number 5, of the journal “Cahiers Agricultures”: “La sécurisation alimentaire en Afrique: enjeux, controversies et modalités”. Food securitization emerges again in the academic research agenda […]

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First field approximation and test of the Sal & Gen project hypotheses

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The Sal & Gen project focuses on the role and impact of gender relations in interaction with other social classification categories (ethnicity, age, marital status, etc.) in the social construction of food security on the family level in rural sub-Saharan Africa. The Sudano-Sahelian Gnagna province (eastern Burkina Faso) was chosen as an area of study […]

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