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  • Public and private responses to food insecurity: complementarity in Burkina Faso.

    Author(s) : West, C. T.

    Author Affiliation : University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

    Editors : Simonelli, J.Paladino, S.

    Journal article : Culture, Agricuture, Food & Environment 2015 Vol.37 No.2 pp.53-62 ref.25

    Abstract : This article explores the contemporary context of food insecurity in Mossi communities of the northern Central Plateau region of Burkina Fasoburkina fasoSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    . Drawing on quantitative and qualitative ethnographic field data from three time periods, the research illustrates how public and private responses to seasonal food insecurity are improving and becoming more appropriate to local contexts. The Government of Burkina Faso and NGOs have invested in improved agricultural technologies that farmers have rapidly adopted. They have also assisted in the development of local institutions such as village cereal banksbanksSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    that help farmers self-insure against crop failure. Whereas other scholars have described tensions between private and public responses to agroclimatic shocks that ultimately make rural producers more vulnerable, this case study illustrates how the two are complementary and reinforce one another. Overall, seasonal household food insecurity is declining in the northern Central Plateau region of Burkina Faso.

    ISSN : 2153-9553

    URL : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journa...

    Record Number : 20153433898

    Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell

    Location of publication : Boston

    Country of publication : USA

    Language of text : English

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    Descriptor(s) : agricultural productionagricultural productionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , banksbanksSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , case studiescase studiesSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , central governmentcentral governmentSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , crop insurancecrop insuranceSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , ethnographyethnographySubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , food securityfood securitySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , innovation adoptioninnovation adoptionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , non-governmental organizationsnon-governmental organizationsSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , private sectorprivate sectorSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , public sectorpublic sectorSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , rural developmentrural developmentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , technology transfertechnology transferSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Identifier(s) : adoption of innovations, Bourkina Fasso, NGOs, nongovernmental organizations, subsaharan Africa

    Geographical Location(s) : Africa South of Saharaafrica south of saharaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Burkina Fasoburkina fasoSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : ACP Countriesacp countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Francophone Africafrancophone africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AfricaafricaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Least Developed Countriesleast developed countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , West Africawest africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Africa South of Saharaafrica south of saharaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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