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Delft University of Technology (2021)

Early Action against drought induced food insecurity : An agent-based exploratory modelling study comparing different cash transfer policies to minimize household food insecurity in Kenya

Hoeijmakers, Joep

Titre : Early Action against drought induced food insecurity : An agent-based exploratory modelling study comparing different cash transfer policies to minimize household food insecurity in Kenya

Auteur : Hoeijmakers, Joep

Université de soutenance : Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Grade : Master 2021

Résumé
One of the substantial causes for food insecurity in an area is drought. Drought is a very insidious disaster. Unlike rapid onset disasters, like an earthquake or flood, it increases its grasp over an area over time. The longer the drought lasts, the more an area is destroyed leaving devastating effects that can last many years. The impacts of droughts are even bigger on areas that are predominantly dependent upon agriculture. One way to assist poor households facing chronic food insecurity and increase their resilience to shocks is through unconditional direct cash transfers. This approach differs from traditional aid, such as food aid, because it gives the power of decision-making back to the people who know best their needs. this study aims to explore different cash transfer policies as a humanitarian response to food insecurity caused by and the influence on household food security.

Sujets  : Agent-Based Modeling ; Exploratory Modelling and Analysis ; Drought ; Food insecurity ; Disaster risk reduction ; Early Warning Early action

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