1. Research interested
○ Food Security, Agricultural Cooperation in Myanmar
2. Article/ Journal
○ The Role of Landholding as a Determinant of Food and Nutrition Insecurity in Rural Myanmar /World Development
○ 2018.07.11 (Wed) ? 12:00~13:30
○ Seminar room 406, Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology
6. Main contents
○ The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines food and nutrition security (FNS) as a population’s “physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”
○ The most recent FAO national assessment suggests that at least 20% of the Myanmar population is undernourished
○ We use data from rural Myanmar to empirically analyze the links between land holdings and household level food and nutrition security.
○ The data for our analysis come from the 2011?2012 Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT, 2012) dataset which includes a sample of 4,000 households across 252 villages.
○ This paper focused on the following issues:
(a) What are the socio-economic characteristics of food insecure households?
(b) What are the main coping strategies adopted by vulnerable households to address their food security?
(c) Are our findings robust across the different food security measures?