A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY MEASURES IN RURAL ZIMBABWE

Despite development of numerous food security measures for humanitarian emergency programs, there is limited research on which food security measures complement each other. A comparative analysis of household food security measures, that is, household hunger scale, food consumption score, and consolidated approach for reporting food security indicators, utilizing Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee 2014 Rural Livelihoods Assessment data, was conducted in Zimbabwe. According to the results, the household hunger score produced the least levels of food insecurity, followed by the consolidated approach for reporting food security indicators while the food consumption score produced the highest food insecurity prevalence. The consolidated approach for reporting food security indicators is recommended for supporting long-term chronic food insecurity interventions and the household hunger score for food security assessments to inform emergency relief. Further research is required to refine and contextualize the food consumption score cut-off points to rural Zimbabwe.


Issue Date:
Apr 15 2017
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
2147-8988
Language:
English
Published in:
tInternational Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics (IJFAEC), Volume 05, Number 2
Page range:
41-58
JEL Codes:
Q1; Q18




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