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Seasonality: four seasons, four solutions?

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Monday, 25 January 2010 Category Hot topic 0 Comments
What is seasonality and why does it matter?
Seasonality has long been recognised as a major determinant of poverty, food insecurity and hunger in tropical countries. Agricultural seasonality arises from the peculiar feature of farming in the tropics: that farmers harvest only once or twice each year, which means that their livelihoods depend crucially on a successful harvest. Tags: seasonality, Malawi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana
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