The Impact of In-Kind Food Assistance on Pastoralist Livelihoods in Humanitarian Crises

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620188
Title:
The Impact of In-Kind Food Assistance on Pastoralist Livelihoods in Humanitarian Crises
Author(s):
Czuba, Karol; Ayala, Ana P.; O’Neill, Tyler J.
Publication date:
31-Jan-2017
Publisher(s):
Oxfam; Feinstein International Center; UKAID
Series:
Humanitarian Evidence Programme
Document type:
Research report
Description:

Pastoralists rely on coping and adaptation strategies that have historically allowed them to achieve high levels of productivity, manage the hazards and unpredictability of life in the marginal areas that they occupy and moderate the impacts of shocks (Butt et al., 2009; Hesse and Pattison, 2013; Morton, 2006). But despite the unique suitability of these strategies to their livelihoods, the food security of many pastoralist populations – especially in Africa – is increasingly under threat. Crises faced by pastoralists have increased in frequency and intensity in recent decades. Assistance has taken many forms, but nutrition and food security have been the priorities of most humanitarian interventions, which have usually involved direct provision of food in-kind to affected populations. But can such food aid address food security? Does it contribute to the erosion of livelihoods? Does it lead to a change in mobility patterns?

This evidence synthesis represents the first ever attempt to identify, synthesize and evaluate existing evidence on both the short- and long-term impacts of in-kind food assistance on pastoralist populations and their livelihoods in humanitarian crises. It is accompanied by a stand-alone executive summary and evidence brief. It forms part of a series of humanitarian evidence syntheses and systematic reviews commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme.

Pages:
54
DOI:
10.21201/2017.8760
ISBN:
978-0-85598-876-0
Document link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620188
Additional Links:
http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-impact-of-in-kind-food-assistance-on-pastoralist-livelihoods-in-humanitaria-620188
Subject:
Humanitarian; Conflict and disasters; Food and livelihoods
Keywords:
Food security; Pastoralism; Conflict; Disasters; Food aid; Livelihoods; Humanitarian practice
Status:
For public use – can be shared outside Oxfam

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dc.titleThe Impact of In-Kind Food Assistance on Pastoralist Livelihoods in Humanitarian Crisesen
dc.contributor.authorCzuba, Karolen
dc.contributor.authorAyala, Ana P.en
dc.contributor.authorO’Neill, Tyler J.en
dc.date.issued2017-01-31en
dc.publisherOxfamen
dc.publisherFeinstein International Centeren
dc.publisherUKAIDen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHumanitarian Evidence Programmeen
dc.typeResearch reporten
dc.description<p>Pastoralists rely on coping and adaptation strategies that have historically allowed them to achieve high levels of productivity, manage the hazards and unpredictability of life in the marginal areas that they occupy and moderate the impacts of shocks (Butt et al., 2009; Hesse and Pattison, 2013; Morton, 2006). But despite the unique suitability of these strategies to their livelihoods, the food security of many pastoralist populations – especially in Africa – is increasingly under threat. Crises faced by pastoralists have increased in frequency and intensity in recent decades. Assistance has taken many forms, but nutrition and food security have been the priorities of most humanitarian interventions, which have usually involved direct provision of food in-kind to affected populations. But can such food aid address food security? Does it contribute to the erosion of livelihoods? Does it lead to a change in mobility patterns?</p> <p>This evidence synthesis represents the first ever attempt to identify, synthesize and evaluate existing evidence on both the short- and long-term impacts of in-kind food assistance on pastoralist populations and their livelihoods in humanitarian crises. It is accompanied by a stand-alone executive summary and evidence brief. It forms part of a series of humanitarian evidence syntheses and systematic reviews commissioned by the<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/humanitarian/humanitarian-evidence-programme">Humanitarian Evidence Programme</a>.</p>en
dc.format.extent54en
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2017.8760en
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-85598-876-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620188en
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-impact-of-in-kind-food-assistance-on-pastoralist-livelihoods-in-humanitaria-620188-
dc.subjectHumanitarian-
dc.subjectConflict and disasters-
dc.subjectFood and livelihoods-
oxfam.subject.keywordFood security-
oxfam.subject.keywordPastoralism-
oxfam.subject.keywordConflict-
oxfam.subject.keywordDisasters-
oxfam.subject.keywordFood aid-
oxfam.subject.keywordLivelihoods-
oxfam.subject.keywordHumanitarian practice-
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
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