Food insecurity in Mali. Identifying vulnerable households with precision

Bocoum Ibrahima. 2012. Food insecurity in Mali. Identifying vulnerable households with precision. Perspective (14) : pp. 1-4.

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Abstract : In 2010, 16% of people in developing countries were undernourished; way above the 10% target set by the Millennium Development Goals. This poor result calls into question food security policies, which are often based on macroeconomic indicators. Using household surveys, a research study on Mali confirms that poverty is an important factor of hunger, but it also highlights certain paradoxes: poor households may have enough food, while those that are above the poverty line may not. It explains these paradoxes by identifying other factors influencing the food situation, such as house - hold size, budget constraints, food preferences, and social obligations. Taking these additional factors into account helps to more accurately characterise undernourished populations and to better target action.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Ménage, population, Pays en développement, Enquête, Pauvreté, Étude de cas, Alimentation humaine, Sous-alimentation, Préférence alimentaire, Taille de la famille, situation économique, Facteur de risque, Analyse du risque, Environnement socioéconomique, indicateur, sécurité alimentaire

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Mali

Classification Agris : E73 - Consumer economics
E51 - Rural population
S01 - Human nutrition - General aspects

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 3 (2005-2013) - Alimentation accessible et de qualité

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Bocoum Ibrahima, CIRAD-ES-UMR MOISA (FRA) - auteur correspondant

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