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Measuring Vulnerability to Food Insecurity

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  • Pasquale Scaramozzino

    (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”)

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This paper develops a novel approach to the analysis of vulnerability in the context of food security. The proposed methodology incorporates recent developments in the analysis of risk management. It can be applied to estimate the probability that a household or a community might fall below a critical food security threshold at some time in the future. The methodology also aims to identify the risk management strategies which are most effective in reducing the likelihood of the occurrence of food insecurity or the severity of its effects.

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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 06-12.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:fao:wpaper:0612

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Keywords: Food security; poverty; vulnerability; risk management; livelihoods; value-at-risk.;

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  1. Dabalen, Andrew L. & Paul, Saumik, 2014. "Effect of Conflict on Dietary Diversity: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 143-158.
  2. Raghbendra Jha & Tu Dang & Yusuf Tashrifov, 2008. "Economic Vulnerability and Poverty in Tajikistan," Departmental Working Papers 2008-09, The Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics.
  3. Raghbendra Jha & Tu Dang, 2008. "Vulnerability to poverty in Papua New Guinea," Departmental Working Papers 2008-08, The Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics.
  4. Raghbendra Jha & Tu Dang, 2009. "Vulnerability to Poverty in select Central Asian Countries," European Journal of Comparative Economics, Cattaneo University (LIUC), vol. 6(1), pages 17-50, June.
  5. Saumik Paul & Andrew L. Dabalen, 2013. "Effect of Conflict on Dietary Energy Supply: Evidence from Cote d’Ivoire," HiCN Working Papers 156, Households in Conflict Network.
  6. Raghbendra Jha & Tu Dang & K L Sharma, 2008. "Vulnerability to Poverty in Fiji," Departmental Working Papers 2008-07, The Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics.
  7. Bashir, Muhammad Khalid & Schilizzi, Steven, 2012. "Measuring food security: Definitional sensitivity and implications," 2012 Conference (56th), February 7-10, 2012, Freemantle, Australia 124227, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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