Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63319
Authors: 
Lovendal, Christian Romer
Knowles, Marco
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/119
Abstract: 
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. It looks at how different shocks can impact on availability, access and utilization and, using a twin-track approach, identify policy options for reducing vulnerability.
Subjects: 
food security
vulnerability
poverty
livelihoods
risks
risk management
JEL: 
D18
I31
I32
O13
ISBN: 
9291909033
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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