Linking food aid and food security in Ethiopia


Title Linking food aid and food security in Ethiopia
Funded by NWO
Collaboration Disaster Studies at Wageningen University; Bahir Dar University
Time 2008-2013
Brief Description This research program aimed to contribute to ongoing reforms in food aid and food security policies through studying the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) and surrounding food security policies in Ethiopia. Since 1984, annually more than 5 million people have received food aid in this country, creating a situation of chronic food insecurity. The new Food Security Policy had the double aim to protect people against hunger and asset depletion, and lift them out of poverty. It was a joint initiative of the Government of Ethiopia and the international community.
Researchers Dr. A. Dagnachew Siyoum, Dr. A. Pankhurst PhD, Dr. J.G. van Uffelen
Key Publications

A. Dagnachew Siyoum(2012): Broken Promises Food Security Interventions and Rural Livelihoods in Ethiopia , Wageningen  September 17, 2012

D. Rahmato, J.G. van Uffelen, A. Pankhurst, J.G. van Uffelen(2013): Food Security Safety Nets and Social Protection in Ethiopia pp. 147 – 174 , Addis Ababa

D. J. M. Hilhorst, C.N. Bishop(2010): From food aid to food security Journal of Modern African Studies pp. 181 – 202

D. J. M. Hilhorst, I. Christoplos, G. van der Haar(2011): Reconstruction from Below. Magic Bullet or Shooting from the Hip? Third World Quarterly pp. 1107 – 1124

Uffelen, G.J. van. (2013) The de-disasterisation of food crisis: Structural reproduction or change in policy development and response options? A case study from Ethiopia

Daganchew Siyoum, D. J. M. Hilhorst, A. Pankhurst(2012): The differential impact of microcredit on rural livelihoods: Case study from EthiopiaInternational Journal of Development and Sustainabilitypp. 1 – 19 ISSN: 2186-8662.

Dagnachew Siyoum, D. J. M. Hilhorst, A. Pankhurst(2012): Food aid and dependency syndrome in Ethiopia: Local people?s perceptionOnline Journal of Humanitarian Assistance 1 – 19 ISSN: 2168-8662.