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Food SecurityIndicators, Measurement, and the Impact of Trade Openness$
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Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Shabd S. Acharya, and Benjamin Davis

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199236558

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236558.001.0001

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

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

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(p.62) 4 Tomorrow's Hunger: A Framework for Analysing Vulnerability to Food Security*
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Food Security
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Christian Romer Løvendal

Marco Knowles

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236558.003.0004

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 improve policy responses to food insecurity. The chapter expands a standard food security analytical framework by including risks and the ability at different levels to manage these risks 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.

Keywords:   food security, vulnerability, poverty, livelihoods, risks, risk management

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