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Tomorrow's Hunger: A Framework for Analysing Vulnerability to Food Security


  • Christian Romer Lovendal
  • Marco Knowles


Whilst traditional food security analysis offers an ex post view on who the food insecure are and why they are so, looking at food insecurity from a vulnerability perspective provides a dynamic and forward looking way of analysing causes and more importantly options for reducing food insecurity. This can help improving policy responses to food insecurity. The paper seeks to expand a standard food security analytical framework by including risks and the ability at different levels to manage these to reduce the probability of people being food insecure in the future.

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  • Christian Romer Lovendal & Marco Knowles, 2006. "Tomorrow's Hunger: A Framework for Analysing Vulnerability to Food Security," WIDER Working Paper Series RP2006-119, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  • Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:rp2006-119

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