Food Security in Burkina Faso: The Influence of Savings Groups on Women's Roles in Household Food Security

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Identifier 037_EAC2017_Food_Insecurity_Burkina_Faso_ALLSOP.pdf
Title Food Security in Burkina Faso: The Influence of Savings Groups on Women's Roles in Household Food Security
Creator Yvonne Allsop, MPH(c), Jessica Wilkinson, MPH(c), Kate Strickling, MPH(c), Benjamin Crookston, PhD, Megan Gash, Research Director, Freedom from Hunger (BYU)
Subject Food Security; Women's Health; Burkina Faso
Description In Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, 44.6% of individuals live on less than $1.25 per day. Over recent years, climate-related hazards have been detrimental to the health of the population in the north/central regions of the country. These changes have led to decreasing food availability in areas already plagued with low food consumption levels and severe malnutrition, especially in pre-harvest periods. Negative health effects of food insecurity are manifest as hindered child development, weight and sleep loss, and other social and psychological consequences. Common measures of food security include food availability, access, and utilization measured at the individual or household level. Potential variables influencing food security are women's land ownership and ability to negotiate or influence decision making in their household. Freedom from Hunger, a non-profit organization aimed at combatting poverty and chronic hunger in developing countries, uses sustainable self-help programs, e.g. Savings for Change, to combat food insecurity in Burkina Faso.
Relation is Part of 2017 Extreme Affordability Conference
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date Digital 2017
Date 2017
Format application/pdf
Rights Management Copyright 2017. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6zk9xw9
Setname ehsl_eac
Date Created 2019-05-08
Date Modified 2019-06-13
ID 1426153
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zk9xw9
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