Rural poverty, vulnerability and food insecurity : the case of Bolivia

  • Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. This study analyzes whether rural poverty increases the incidence of food insecurity and whether food insecurity perpetuates the condition of poverty among the rural poor in Bolivia. In order to achieve this aim, the risks that households face and the capacity of households to implement coping strategies in order to mitigate vulnerability shocks are identified. We suggest that efforts by households to become food secure may be difficult in rural areas because of poverty and the vulnerability associated with a lack of physical assets, low levels of human capital, poor infrastructure, and poor health; as well as the precarious regional environment aggravating the severity of vulnerability to food insecurity.

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Author:Victor Oviedo Treiber
Series (Serial Number):Potsdam Economic Papers (3)
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Master's Thesis
Year of Completion:2014
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Granting Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2014/09/10
Tag:Armutsbekämpfungsprogramme; Nahrungsmittelunsicherheit; Wirtschaft Boliviens; ländliche Armut
Bolivian economy; food insecurity; poverty alleviation policies; rural poverty
Pagenumber:viii, 68
RVK - Regensburg Classification:QB 910
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Publication Way:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, 4.0 International
Notes extern:JEL-Classification: O2 , O5 , I3
In Printform erschienen im Universitätsverlag Potsdam:

Treiber, Victor Oviedo:
Rural poverty, vulnerability and food insecurity : the case of Bolivia / Victor Oviedo Treiber. – Potsdam : Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 2014. – viii, 68 S. : graph. Darst., Kt.
(Potsdam Economic Papers ; 3)
Zugl.: Potsdam, Univ., Masterarbeit, 2012
ISSN (print) 2197-8069
ISSN (online) 2197-8077
ISBN 978-3-86956-302-2
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