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Measuring Household Resilience to Food Insecurity: Application to Palestinian Households

Authors: 
L. Alinovi,
E. Mane,
D. Romano
Organizational Authors: 
FAO,
Florence University

This paper assesses the possibility of adopting the resilience concept developed within the environmental context to the food security domain, and proposes a methodology for measuring household resilience to food insecurity as a solid basis for vulnerability analysis. Different authors define vulnerability in different ways, but all agree that it is a function of risks, hazards and one or more descriptors of resilience or its components. However, resilience has never been measured in such a context, and is a multidimensional concept, based on several pillars. This study aims to define a model that explains resilience, its pillars and its relations to food security.

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