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Market Information and Food Insecurity Response Analysis

Author(s): 
Robert Bell
Christopher B. Barrett
Erin C. Lentz
Daniel G. Maxwell
Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Food aid has been a traditional response to addressing acute food insecurity. However, cash-based approaches are becoming increasingly widespread. Market Information and Food Insecurity Response Analysis (MIFIRA) provides a question-based framework to guide practitioners in determining whether to use food-based or cash-based support. The paper also presents the conditions under which each of these responses is most appropriate.