Households and food security: lessons from food secure households in East Africa
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Silvestri S, Douxchamps S, Kristjanson P, Förch W, Radeny M, Mutie I, Quiros CF, Herrero M, Ndungu A, Ndiwa N, Mango J, Claessens L, Rufino CM. 2015. Households and food security: lessons from food secure households in East Africa. Agriculture & Food Security 4:23.
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What are the key factors that contribute to household-level food security? What lessons can we learn from food secure households? What agricultural options and management strategies are likely to benefit female-headed households in particular? This paper addresses these questions using a unique dataset of 600 households that allows us to explore a wide range of indicators capturing different aspects of performance and well-being for different types of households—female-headed, male-headed, food secure, food insecure—and assess livelihoods options and strategies and how they influence food security. The analysis is based on a detailed farm household survey carried out in three sites in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.