Food security

Green conditionality and food security: Winners and losers from the greening of aid

This paper examines the consequences of the greening of aid – specifically the conditions which can be imposed on aid flows to render them more environmentally acceptable – for food and livelihood security policies. Differing time preferences and goals of food security and environmental policies can lead to conflict. ‘Environment-first’ approaches have characterized many environmental aid policies, where as food security goals have tended to stress economic not environmental sustainability.

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Dawson, N., Martin, A., & Sikor, T. (2016). Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications of Imposed Innovation for the Wellbeing of Rural Smallholders. World Development, 78, 204-218. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.10.008

Food coping strategies in northern Ghana. A socio-spatial analysis along the urban–rural continuum

Food insecurity is a worrying challenge worldwide, with sub-Sahara Africa most affected. Literature reveals that in developing countries, food insecurity is a largely ‘‘managed process’’, meaning people are active participants in responding to the risks they face in life. This paper focuses on how households cope with food shortages and how these food coping strategies vary along the urban–rural continuum. A transect approach was used to guide data collection in and around the city of Tamale in northern Ghana.

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Chagomoka, T., Unger, S., Drescher, A., Glaser, R., Marschner, B., & Schlesinger, J. (2016). Food coping strategies in northern Ghana. A socio-spatial analysis along the urban–rural continuum. Agriculture & Food Security, 5(1), 4. doi:10.1186/s40066-016-0052-x