Child growth as a measure of resilience to food insecurity in burkina faso

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Geography
Author Farnham, Delanie R
Title Child growth as a measure of resilience to food insecurity in burkina faso
Date 2017
Description With the population steadily increasing, the demand for food is of great concern for many developing countries. Agrarian societies in developing nations are of particular concern because their food supply derives primarily from rain-fed agriculture. Increases in drought conditions and lower than average precipitation is only intensifying food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Burkina Faso is a country facing one of the world’s highest fertility and poverty rates, creating a significant population increase in this agricultural-dependent region. In this paper, I analyze household resiliency to food insecurity through an analysis of Demographic Health Survey data using quantile regression. Results from the quantile regression using children under 5 height-for-age, weight-for-height, and weight-for-age z scores reveal that Burkina Faso can focus on improving mother’s education, drinking water sources, and develop better livelihood practices to increase resiliency to food insecurity. This project justifies proactive mitigation efforts to help eradicate hunger and poverty as part of the United Nations 2015 Millennium Development Goals.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Burkina Faso; Childhood Malnutrition; Food Security; Quantile Regression; Resilience
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management ©Delanie R Farnham
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6866mn9
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2018-06-25
Date Modified 2018-06-25
ID 1345103
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6866mn9
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