La vulnérabilité alimentaire des Sahéliens : concepts, échelles et enseignements d'une recherche de terrain

Abstract : The geographical study of food vulnerability in the Sahel region of West African almost always begins with a descriptive analysis of the environment. In light of the variability and uncertainty of risk situations, greater account is gradually being taken of their temporal and spatial dimensions on various scales. However, research conducted in Burkina Faso shows that food risks levels assessed through environmental factors do not reflect the actual vulnerability of households. This research supports the argument that the definition and collection of relevant indicators require a thorough knowledge of social control and local management of food insecurity risk.
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Pierre Janin. La vulnérabilité alimentaire des Sahéliens : concepts, échelles et enseignements d'une recherche de terrain. Espace Geographique, Éditions Belin, 2006, pp.355-366. ⟨ird-00275237⟩

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