HSRC IR Repository

Towards comprehensive food security measures

Show simple item record

dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T16:07:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T16:07:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-28 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9421
dc.description.abstract Food security is a multi-dimensional issue that has been difficult to measure comprehensively, given the one-dimensional focus of existing indicators. Three indicators dominate the food security measurement debate: Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS), Dietary Diversity Score (DDS) and Coping Strategies Index (CSI). In light of the absence of a specific 'composite indicator' (a catch-all measurement tool), this article examines the potential of these three indicators for use in a complementary manner. Identifying how the key indicators complement each other in capturing multiple dimensions of food security (availability, access, utilisation, stability and complex societal undertone), the study recommends bringing them together in one survey instrument, in order to give greater insight into the multi-dimensional phenomenon of food security and help guide a multi-dimensional treatment response. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.title Towards comprehensive food security measures en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber MBBBBB en
dc.Volume 45(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Africa Insight en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9101 en
dc.PageNumber 91-110 en
dc.outputnumber 7906 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ike, C.U., Jacobs, P. & Kelly, C. (2015) Towards comprehensive food security measures. <i>Africa Insight</i>. 45(3):91-110. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ike, C.U. en
dc.contributor.author2 Jacobs, P. en
dc.contributor.author3 Kelly, C. en


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search HSRC IR


Browse

My Account