Moore, Henrietta L. and and M.A. Vaughan (1994) Cutting Down Trees: Gender, Nutrition and Change in the Northern Province of Zambia, 1890-1990.

Cutting Down Trees is about local responses to global processes of change. This major study traces detailed changes in the agricultural system of Zambia’s Northern Province over a period of 100 years. The authors assess the ecological, social, and political changes affecting the region, and relate current development initiatives to long-run interventions. Drawing on their extensive research experience, Moore and Vaughan have produced a detailed examination of the changing nature of gender relations, household production, and nutrition.


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2. The Colonial Construction of Knowledge: Ecology and Agriculture

3. Relishing Porridge: The Gender Politics of Food

4. Cultivators and Colonial Officers: Food Supply and the Politics of Marketing

5. Developing Men: The Creation of the Progressive Farmer

6. Migration and Marriage

7. Working for Salt: Nutrition in the 1980s

8. From Millet to Maize: Gender and Household Labor in the 1980s.