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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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VALOYES-BEJARANO, Elizabeth  and  VALLEJO, Pamela Elizabeth. Strategies for guaranteeing food and nutritional security of indigenous women from the Pasto community living in Bogotá. [online]. 2012, vol.60, suppl.1, pp.41-49. ISSN 0120-0011.

Background. Bearing women has fundamental. Objective. Determining the strategies used by indigenous women from the Pasto community living in Bogotá for guaranteeing their families' food security. Materials and methods. A case study was used which involved semi-structured interviews with 8 indigenous families living in Bogotá. Results. The strategies used by the womens involved: state aid provided by means of community kitchens and kindergartens, support networks formed by the women themselves for obtaining economic, moral and social aid, working, the women deliberately consuming insufficient food to satisfy their families' needs, reducing meal times and obtaining food at reduced prices or during harvest. Conclusions. This study confirmed that women is the base of families' FNS; however, some of the strategies that they used limited their rights to food. The study also approached to defined the relationship between FNS, ethnicity and gender which has not been studied in depth to date. There are an important number of variables who need investigation.

Keywords : food security; ethnic groups; gender identity.

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