Seasonality Revisited

Conference-Logo---finalThe Seasonality Revisited International Conference, was held at the Institute of Development Studies from 8-10 July 2009, concluded that the costs of ignoring the seasonal dimensions of poverty are enormous, despite seasonality being rarely reflected in agricultural investment and social protection policies.

The conference was organised by the Future Agricultures Consortium and the Centre for Social Protection to help put the ‘seasonality of poverty’ back in the policy agenda.


Latest articles

Video: What is Seasonality?
April 16, 2012 / Seasonality Revisited
Stephen Devereux, one of the editors of the book Seasonality, Rural Livelihoods and Development, explains why seasonality has been neglected and why it is important for policy. Watch the video on YouTube

Book: Seasonality, rural livelihoods and development
Book: Seasonality, rural livelihoods and development
January 18, 2012 / Seasonality Revisited
Edited by Stephen Devereux, Rachel Sabates-Wheeler & Richard Longhurst A systematic study of seasonality for over 20 years, this book aims to revive academic interest and policy awareness of this crucial but neglected issue. Buy the book from Routledge Book

Conference Blog
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited
This is the blog for Seasonality Revisited, an international conference on seasonal poverty taking place from 8-10 July at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK. You are invited to read these posts and comment generously to make the online

Berton 2009 – Seasonal variation in food affordability
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
This paper explores the two main reasons that explain why access to food changes by season: the variability of the cost of food and the variability of available incomes. Firstly, this paper looks at how much money is required to

Boudreau 2009 – Livelihoods and seasonality in Ethiopia
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
Growing evidence suggests that disaster occurrences have undermined progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. Reducing poverty and hunger is contingent on the establishment of a set of policies and associated programmes that support peoples livelihood systems and strategies and „proof

Brouwer 2009 – Isolated wetlands in the Sahel
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
Isolated wetlands are among the most seasonal of ecosystems in semi-arid Africa. Their role is important but varying throughout the year for a number of different user groups. They are links in a number of different seasonal chains. But these

Burbano 2009 – School feeding and seasonality in Malawi
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
School feeding programmes are effective social protection tools that have the potential to reach the most vulnerable households. The programmes transfer resources implicitly or explicitly to poor households of the value of the food provided, therefore offsetting the costs of

Chibuye 2009 – JCTR Rural Basket in Zambia
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
In today’s difficult situation, a more exact awareness and a wider diffusion of the set of principles for reflection, criteria for judgment and directives for action would be of great help in promoting both the correct definition of the problems

Chirwa – Investigating Seasonality and Poverty: The 2004/05 Malawi Integrated Household Survey
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
Investigating Seasonality and Poverty: The 2004/05 Malawi Integrated Household Survey The predominance of rain-fed agricultural cultivation in Malawi, makes income and consumption to be highly seasonal for more than 80 percent of the population that largely derive their livelihoods from