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dc.contributorDhehibi, Boubakeren_US
dc.contributorDaly, Hameden_US
dc.contributorOueslati-Zlaoui, Meriemen_US
dc.contributorKhatoui, Chaimaen_US
dc.contributorJemni, Sondesen_US
dc.contributorOussama, Jebalien_US
dc.contributorRekik, Mouraden_US
dc.creatorDhraief, Mohamed Zieden_US
dc.identifier.citationMohamed Zied Dhraief, Boubaker Dhehibi, Hamed Daly, Meriem Oueslati-Zlaoui, Chaima Khatoui, Sondes Jemni, Jebali Oussama, Mourad Rekik. (11/2/2019). Livelihoods Strategies and Household Resilience to Food Insecurity: A Case Study from Rural Tunisia. Sustainability, 11 (3).en_US
dc.description.abstractDue to the decrease of household incomes, the increase of food prices, and the negative effects of climate change on agricultural production, Tunisia faces a food insecurity challenge, especially in rural and arid areas. The purpose of our research is to understand and explore household resilience to food insecurity in two villages, Selta and Zoghmar, in central Tunisia. A cross-sectional survey of 250 sample households was conducted in the villages. Factor analysis and regression models were employed to analyze the data using SPSS version 21. The results indicate that only around 36% of the households were resilient at different levels. In Selta, 62.8% and in Zoghmar 66.7% of the households were vulnerable. As indicated by the factor loadings and beta coefficients, income and food access, adaptive capacity, and the social safety net were important dimensions of household resilience to food insecurity, being positively correlated with the resilience index. However, asset possession, and climate change negatively affect household resilience. Therefore, interventions must target strategies that address the different levels of resilience reflected by the resilience estimators. These estimators were generated by focusing mainly on building farmers’ knowledge of how to face the different difficulties and challenges.en_US
dc.subjectresilience indexen_US
dc.subjectlivelihood strategiesen_US
dc.subjectfarmers’ behaviorsen_US
dc.subjectrural tunisiaen_US
dc.titleLivelihoods Strategies and Household Resilience to Food Insecurity: A Case Study from Rural Tunisiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idDhehibi, Boubaker: 0000-0003-3854-6669en_US
cg.creator.idRekik, Mourad: 0000-0001-7455-2017en_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood insecurityen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Agricultural Research Institute of Tunisia - INRATen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Fund for Agricultural Development - IFADen_US
cg.contributor.funderCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.projectUse of Conservation Agriculture in Crop-Livestock Systems (CLCA) in the Drylands for Enhanced Water Use and Soil Fertility in NEN and LAC Countriesen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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