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Rurality, Livelihood and Gender

This course is for you that want to learn more about an overview of the food security and social security situation of rural livelihoods, partly drawing on gender analysis.

The course elaborates on the interrelations between rural and urban, farm and non-farm strategies in building household livelihoods. The focus is on low-income countries and marginal areas of production and livelihoods, particularly regions in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa that are affected by poverty.

The course addresses the interconnections between rural development, gender and technology, institutions, food security, social security and poverty. Students will learn how to describe and critically discuss, amongst others, dominant policies and programmes in rural development, people’s motivations and livelihood strategies and gender and development theory.

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

LU0096-10386 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for LU0096

Academic year 2022/2023

Rurality, Livelihood and Gender (LU0096-10110)

2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31

Academic year 2021/2022

Rurality, Livelihood and Gender (LU0096-10258)

2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Rurality, Livelihood and Gender (LU0096-10232)

2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Rurality, Livelihood and Gender (LU0096-10161)

2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

Academic year 2018/2019

Rurality, Livelihood and Gender (LU0096-10162)

2018-09-03 - 2018-11-11

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list


The following books will be covered in more depth during this course. Hence, if you plan on purchasing any books, we recommend these three:

Ellis F. 2000. Rural livelihoods and diversity in developing countries. Oxford University Press. Available at the Ultuna Service Centre in limited supply.

Peet, R. and E. Hartwick. 2015. Theories of Development: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives. Guilford Publications.

Arora-Jonsson Seema, 2014, Gender, Development and Environmental Governance –Routledge

In addition, selected book chapters are included in lectures, but either those will be available in Canvas or in the library (since it may not make sense to purchase a book for only a chapt.or two).

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's Programme EnvEuro - European Master in Environmental Science Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 27500 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Environmental Science Rural Development
Course code: LU0096 Application code: SLU-10386 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%