EC Nutrition

Review Article Volume 18 Issue 3 - 2023

Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihood: A Case Study of Migrant Women from the Cameroon living in Johannesburg

Njenyuei Gideon Agho* and Janet Cherry

Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, North Campus, Summerstrand, South Africa

*Corresponding Author: Njenyuei Gideon Agho, Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, North Campus, Summerstrand, South Africa.
Received: February 09, 2023; Published: March 27, 2023

This research examines how urban agriculture contributes to the sustainable livelihood of migrant women living in the inner city of Johannesburg, South Africa. The study focuses on the Cameroonian women’s community living in Turffontein. It explores the significant process of migration into the Republic of South Africa and the inspiration behind the choice of urban agriculture in the inner city of Johannesburg by women. This research assesses the impact of urban agriculture on sustainable livelihood in the lives of Cameroonian women living in this suburb. It also examines the constraints these women encountered in urban agriculture practice for sustainable level study is based on a purposeful sample of Cameroonian migrant women living in the inner city of Johannesburg practicing urban agriculture. It uses a mixed methods methodology. This involved a transect walk through the area where women practice urban agriculture. It also included an in-deface face-face face-to-face interview and review of written sources (journals, books and research reports), all of which were us gather-comb relevant data. Thematic content analysis was used to analyse the data. The findings of this study reveal that urban agriculture is used as a strategy for sustainable livelihood among several Cameroonian migrant women in Turffontein.

Keyword: Urban Agriculture; Cameroonian Migrant Women; Food Sustainability; Johannesburg South Africa; Food Security; Community Development; Livelihood

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Njenyuei Gideon Agho and Janet Cherry. "Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihood: A Case Study of Migrant Women from the Cameroon living in Johannesburg". EC Nutrition 18.3 (2023): 63-73.