Vegetable selling and other resilience strategies of women heads of households in the Lake Tanma area during the Covid-19 pandemic (Senegal)

Special report: Women and food sovereignty: resilience, autonomy and inventiveness
By Awa Gueye, Diatou Thiaw, Aminata Niang

This paper reflects on the lives of women in rural areas of Senegal during a period of restricted mobility in the pandemic, in a context where the survival of households depended largely on the income women earned, in particular through selling vegetables. The objective is to analyze the situation by highlighting the difficulties women encountered during this period but also the resilience strategies they adopted. In the pandemic, they demonstrated their capacity for resilience through e-commerce. They continued to supply markets and households with vegetables, despite the many difficulties.

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