Agricultural Development Economics
 

Publication

Title
Livelihoods strategies and household resilience to food insecurity: An empirical analysis to Kenya
Author
Luca Alinovi, Marco D’Errico, Erdgin Mane, Donato Romano
Publication date
17/05/2011
Abstract
The way a household copes with and withstands economic shocks depends on the options available, in terms of capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities. A livelihood strategy is the way those options are arranged and selected. Comprehending the driving factors of each livelihood strategy is crucial for improving the response mechanisms related to poverty and food security in developing countries. This paper aims at empirically measuring the outcomes of different livelihoods strategies in terms of household resilience to food insecurity in the specific context of Kenyan households.