Is production intensification likely to make farm households food-adequate? A simple food availability analysis across smallholder farming systems from East and West Africa

Food insecurity remains prevalent throughout East and West Africa

Abstract

Study applies an energy-based index of food availability to 1800 households from research sites in 7 countries in East and West Africa to assess the food availability status of each of these households and to quantify the contribution of different on- and off-farm activities to food availability.

Citation

Ritzema, R.S., Frelat, R., Douxchamps, S., Silvestri, S., Rufino, M.C., Herrero, M., Giller, K.E., López-Ridaura, S., Teufel, N., Paul, B.K. and van Wijk, M. (2017) Is production intensification likely to make farm households food-adequate? A simple food availability analysis across smallholder farming systems from East and West Africa. Food Security 9(1), 115–131.

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Published 28 February 2017