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Measuring food security: Definitional sensitivity and implications AgEcon
Bashir, Muhammad Khalid; Schilizzi, Steven.
Six methods for measuring food security are identified from the literature. The dietary intake method (DIM) and the food insecurity experienced-based measurement scales (FIEMS), the two most commonly used, were empirically tested using 1152 rural households in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Results show significant differences in the measurement of food insecure households: 22.9% with DIM vs. 4.7% with FIEMS. A slight change in the food security definition resulted in significant differences. With slight definitional changes, 6.5% of the sample households appeared food insecure using DIM and only 1.1% using FIEMS. Given its high definitional sensitivity, food security must be carefully defined according to country specific conditions and should reflect...
Tipo: Presentation Palavras-chave: Food security; Hunger; Measurement; Vulnerability analysis; Value at risk; Conditional value at risk; Food Security and Poverty.
Ano: 2012 URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124227
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The Determinants of Rural Household Food Security in the Punjab, Pakistan: An Econometric Analysis AgEcon
Bashir, Muhammad Khalid; Schilizzi, Steven; Pandit, Ram.
Pakistan is one of the leading producers of important agricultural commodities in the world with a relatively high proportion of undernourished population (26 %). This study aims to examine the food security trends in Pakistan in general, and to find out the household level food security and its key determinants in the rural areas of the Punjab Province in particular. Both secondary and primary data were used. Secondary data were obtained from Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Bank and Government of Pakistan’s data sources. Primary data were collected from 1152 households in 12 districts of the Punjab province using questionnaire survey. The analysis was done in two phases i.e. (Phase-A) identification of food security trends, at national...
Tipo: Working Paper Palavras-chave: Food security; Rural households; Logistic regression; Punjab; Pakistan; Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; I30; Q18 and R20..
Ano: 2012 URL: http://purl.umn.edu/122526
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