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Understanding Vulnerability to Food Insecurity Lessons from Vulnerable Livelihood Profiling

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  • Christian Romer Løvendal
  • Marco Knowles
  • Naoko Horii
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    The Food Security and Agricultural Projects Analysis Unit (ESAF) of FAO has undertaken a number of pilot studies to develop a methodology for understanding why certain groups of people are vulnerable to becoming food insecure. The studies use the sustainable livelihoods approach adopted for food security analysis and are primarily based on qualitative information collection. The objective of these studies is to inform policy and programming decisions for reducing vulnerability to food insecurity. Drawing from these experiences and those of other FAO units involved in similar work, this paper identifies key lessons learnt and makes recommendations for strengthening future work on food security and vulnerability analysis.

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    Paper provided by Agricultural and Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO - ESA) in its series Working Papers with number 04-18.

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    Length: 26 pages
    Date of creation: 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:fao:wpaper:0418

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    Keywords: Data analysis; Data collection; Decision making; Development policies; Economic analysis; FAO; Food security; Home economics; Poverty; Rural development; Social groups;

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    Cited by:
    1. Habib-Mintz, Nazia, 2010. "Biofuel investment in Tanzania: Omissions in implementation," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(8), pages 3985-3997, August.
    2. Christian Romer Lovendal, 2007. "Understanding the Dynamics of Food Insecurity and Vulnerability in Orissa, India," Working Papers 07-28, Agricultural and Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO - ESA).

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