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Determinants of rural household food security: a comparative analysis of African and Asian studies.
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PMID:  23371798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This paper reviews the determinants of rural household food security in Africa and Asia where more than 88% of the world's undernourished people live. A conceptual model is proposed on the basis of the three widely known components of food security: food availability, accessibility and utilisation. This model is used to select a total of 40 peer-reviewed studies carried out over the last decade (20 each from Africa and Asia). A meta-analysis technique is then used to identify which determinants of food security have been highlighted and how well the causality is demonstrated. Food availability is the most studied component in both regions, followed by food accessibility, while food utilisation is the most neglected component in these studies. © 2013 Society of Chemical Industry.
Muhammad Khalid Bashir; Steven Schilizzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the science of food and agriculture     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0010     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Sci. Food Agric.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376334     Medline TA:  J Sci Food Agric     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Society of Chemical Industry.
Institute of Agriculture and School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia; Institute of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
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