Seasonality Revisited – Background Report and Papers


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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

Climate Variability, Location and Diversification: Livestock Assets in Consumption Smooth
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
Dekha Sheikh and Corinne Valdivia Climate Variability, Location and Diversification: Livestock Assets in Consumption Smoothing in Shock and Non-shock Seasons in two Regions of Kenya This study focuses on the coping strategies developed by households in five Kenyan villages, experiencing

Coulter – Water-Bound Geographies of Seasonality
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
Water-Bound Geographies of Seasonality: Investigating Seasonality, Water, and Wealth in Ethiopia through the Household Water Economy Approach The Household Water Economy Approach (HWEA) is a new approach that was designed in 2007-08 to bring analytical rigour to understanding the inter-linkages

Ding 2009 – Seasonality and labour migration in China
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
Seasonal variation in agricultural and rural economy is a fundamental phenomenon characterising rural development in China. Socioeconomic consequences of seasonal patterns of household income, consumption and labour mobility need to be understood for designing appropriate interventions to smooth seasonality and