Food Security As Resilience: Reconciling definition and measurement
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Joanna Upton, Jennifer Denno Cissé, Christopher Barrett. (1/7/2015). Food Security As Resilience: Reconciling definition and measurement.
In this paper, we draw out a set of axioms for food security measurement that follow directly from the internationally agreed 1996 FAO definition. Building on recent work on the theory and measurement of development resilience, we then propose an empirical strategy to measure food security that addresses these measurement axioms better than do prevailing measures. We empirically illustrate this approach using a panel data set from northern Kenya.