Livelihoods at the Limit: Evidence from the Consolidated Household Economy Analysis Database

This paper provides an initial opportunity to delve into the consolidated Household Economy Analysis (HEA) and Cost of the Diet (CoD) databases in an attempt address four key policy and operational questions related to food security:

  • What does it mean to be poor in rural areas today and how does this relate to food security?
  • What part does cash play in rural livelihoods?
  • Should the livestock sector get priority attention?
  • What can we learn from the limited urban HEA database about broad differences between urban and rural poverty

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