Incomes and Food Security Management in rural areas of Burkina Faso

Souleymane Ouédraogo, Fidèle Salou, Richard S. Guissou


Food security is traditionally analyzed using one or the other of the four (4) dimensions that are availability, accessibility, quality and stability. The existing empirical analyzes classify households in two situations (food security and food insecurity) through a threshold they set. However, classifying households to two situations is very limited because it does not reflect the actual situation of households. Moreover, in the analysis of the determinants of food insecurity, qualitative models used by empirical investigations generate loss of information. To address these difficulties, the fuzzy set theory and Tobit model are two complementary approaches to identify households facing food insecurity and find its determinants. This methodology will be adopted to measure the impact of incomes management on food insecurity in rural areas in Burkina Faso.

Keywords: Food insecurity, fuzzy sets theory, Tobit model, Burkina Faso.

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