In a social scientific understanding, the embeddedness of an actor or an action characterises its bind to its social environment.
Household strategies:
Households tend to develop the most appropriate livelihood strategy possible, taking into account the livelihood assets at their disposal and their degree of vulnerability. These strategies may lead to more or less satisfactory livelihood outcomes – poverty is the result of "unsatisfactory" livelihood strategies.
A member of the class constituted by small farmers, tenants and sharecroppers, and labourers on the land where they form the main labour force in agriculture.

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