Pathways of rural change. Interplay of livelihoods, gender and policies during the last 25 years in Lubaga, Tanzania

Currently issues of food security and the role of agriculture in development are strongly debated. This study intends to analyse livehoods of the rural population in a village (Lubaga) in Tanzania for the past 25 years.

Their agriculture-based livelihoods will be studied for the third time. How did rural households (women and men) construct their livelihoods since 1988? In 1988 a first study was done, and a second one in 1998. Analysis of livelihood pathways, the role of agriculture and gender relations in a dynamic economic political context covering a period of 25 years.