An assessment of the extent and causes of food insecurity in northern Ghana using a livelihood vulnerability framework
Authors: Hesselberg, Jan; Yaro, Joseph
Source: GeoJournal, Volume 67, Number 1, August 2006 , pp. 41-55(15)
Abstract:The article describes the food insecurity situation in three villages in northern Ghana. A livelihood approach is used emphasising the vulnerability of the peasants' adaptation to a marginal and remote area. The peasant households are grouped according to level of food insecurity. It is argued that multiple income sources including non-farm activities are necessary to reduce food insecurity for all but a small part of the peasant households.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2006-08-01