Food security and poverty alleviation towards sustainable livelihood

Ferdoushi Ahmed, Chamhuri Siwar

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Poverty and food insecurity are very common problems among the low-income households particularly in the developing countries of the world. Poverty is the principal cause of food insecurity. The incidence of food insecurity and poverty affect poor people in many ways including sustainable livelihoods. This paper focuses on sustainable livelihoods for poor people with respect to food security and poverty alleviation. The paper aims to represent a pragmatic framework that highlights the prospect of achieving sustainable livelihood for the poor through reducing food insecurity and poverty. Literatures were identified from various sources such as journals, reports, proceedings and related documents by searching comprehensively both electronic and non-electronic databases. Studies demonstrate that production of food commodities should be increased substantially to reduce food insecurity which ultimately will contribute to reduce poverty. In order to boost up food production, there should be a pragmatic reform in the three important components of agriculture sector, namely, irrigation technology, irrigation infrastructure and farmers empowerment which will spin high productivity and facilitate better management of natural resources. It will increase income of the poor households and spending on consumer goods and services which will ultimately contribute to reduce food insecurity and poverty. Food security and poverty alleviation are crucial in achieving sustainable livelihood for the poor. In this case, the Sustainable Livelihood Approach (SLA) can serve as an antidote for attaining sustainable livelihood for the poor by reducing food insecurity and poverty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-355
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Environmental Biology
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

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Keywords

  • Food security
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Sustainable livelihood

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Food security and poverty alleviation towards sustainable livelihood. / Ahmed, Ferdoushi; Siwar, Chamhuri.

In: Advances in Environmental Biology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 02.2013, p. 349-355.

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