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Food security and rural development
Codice: K0702-
Docente:  Massimo Peri
Anno di corso: 
Quadrimestre/semestre: 
CFU: 
Articolazione dei CFU: Lezioni frontali: 6
Obiettivi formativi:  Info non disponibile
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Sintesi del programma:  FOOD SECURITY
Part I) FOOD SECURITY: BASIC CONCEPTS
Part II) FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
Part III) INSTRUMENTS FOR FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: INFORMATION SYSTEMS & DATA
Part IV) INSTRUMENTS FOR FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: INDICATORS
Part V) INSTRUMENTS FOR FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
Part VI) MARKET ANALYSIS & FOOD SECURITY
RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Part I) INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Part II) POVERTY AND INEQUALITY
Part III) RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Part IV) RESEARCH METHODS RCT
Programma:  FOOD SECURITY
Part I) FOOD SECURITY: BASIC CONCEPTS
Definition Of Food Security; Vulnerability, Adaptive capacity, Coping strategies, Resilience; Duration & Severity;
Hunger, malnutrition, poverty
Part II) FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
Level of analysis & Reporting formats; Conceptual frameworks: Neoclassical framework; Causality model of malnutrition (nutrition framework); Sustainable Livelihood Approach; Household economy approach; Resilience framework; Food and Nutrition Security Conceptual Framework
Part III) INSTRUMENTS FOR FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: INFORMATION SYSTEMS & DATA
FAO-GIEWSM; USAID FEWS-NET; WFP-VAM
Part IV) INSTRUMENTS FOR FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: INDICATORS
National level estimates of FI; Measuring household food access; Measuring food utilization: anthropometry
Part V) INSTRUMENTS FOR FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (HCES); USAID, Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS); UNICEF, Multiple Indicators Cluster Surveys (MICS)
Part VI) MARKET ANALYSIS & FOOD SECURITY
The WFP approach for food security analysis (CFSVA, EFSA). Market analysis: Structure, Conduct and Performance approach. Method for Performance analysis: purchasing power analysis (Consumer Price Index, Terms of Trade); price stability analysis (seasonality and volatility –historical and coefficient of variation-); market integration (concept); prices transmission analysis & measures (elasticity, ratio of percentage changes between two time periods, correlation coefficient, regression analysis, stationary and non stationary series, co-integration and vector error correction model)
RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Part I) INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Part II) POVERTY AND INEQUALITY
Part III) RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Part IV) RESEARCH METHODS RCT
Part V) RESEARCH METHODS LAB-IN-THE-FIELD
Prerequisiti:  NO
Propedeuticità:  No
Materiale didattico:  Food security

Part I) FOOD SECURITY: BASIC CONCEPTS
Understanding Food Insecurity. Key Features, Indicators, and Response Design. Maria Sassi. Published by Springer. ISBN: 9783319703626. (Chapter 1)

Part II) FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
-Understanding Food Insecurity. Key Features, Indicators, and Response Design. Maria Sassi. Published by Springer. ISBN: 9783319703626. (Chapter 2)
To integrate with the following materials (available on web)
-The Household Economy Approach. A guide for programme planners and policy-makers. Penny Holzmann, with Tanya Boudreau, Julius Holt and Mark Lawrence (FEG Consulting), and Michael O’Donnell (Save the Children) (Chapters 1, 2)
-Sustainable livelihoods guidance sheets. Department for International Development (DFID). 94 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL. (Chapters 1, 2)
-RIMA-II Resilience index measurement and analysis. Analyzing Resilience for better targeting and action. FAO (Chapters 1, 2, 3)

Part III) INSTRUMENTS FOR FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: INFORMATION SYSTEMS & DATA
-Understanding Food Insecurity. Key Features, Indicators, and Response Design. Maria Sassi. Published by Springer. ISBN: 9783319703626. (Chapter 3)
-This content must be integrated with the information collected on the following websites (see detailed syllabus for the specific topics)
-FAO-GIEWS;
-USAID FEWS-NET;
-WFP-VAM

Part IV) INSTRUMENTS FOR FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: INDICATORS and Part V) INSTRUMENTS FOR FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
-Understanding Food Insecurity. Key Features, Indicators, and Response Design. Maria Sassi. Published by Springer. ISBN: 9783319703626. (Chapter 4)
-Jones, AD, Ngure, FM, Pelto, G et al. (2013) What are we assessing when we measure food security? A compendium and review of current metrics. Adv Nutr 4, 481–505.
-Carletto C, Zezza A, Banerjee R. Towards better measurement of household food security: Harmonizing indicators and the role of household surveys. Glob Food Sec 2013;2:30-40.
-Pérez-Escamilla, R., Gubert, M.B., Rogers, B., Hromi-Fiedler, A., 2017. Food security measurement and governance: assessment of the usefulness of diverse food insecurity indicators for policy makers. Global Food Security.

Part VI) FOOD SECURITY ANALYSIS: THE WFP APPROACH
-Following the detailed syllabus visit the WFP website
Part VII) MARKET ANALYSIS & FOOD SECURITY
-Market Analysis Framework. Tools and Applications for Food Security Analysis and Decision-Making. December 2011, World Food Programme. (available on web) (Chapter 1, 2, 4.1)
-Structure-Conduct-Performance and Food Security, FEWS NET Markets Guidance, No 2. May 2008 (available on web) (General overview)
-Time-Series Reference Manual. Publisher: Stata Press. Copyright: 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1-59718-254-6. (available on web). (General overview of the following commands: dfuller, varsoc, vecrank, vecm; varbasic, vargranger; regress)

References materials
Rural Development

-Ray, Debraj (1998), Development Economics, Princeton University Press
-OECD (2016), A New Rural Development Paradigm for the 21st Century: A Toolkit for Developing Countries, Development Centre Studies, OECD Publishing, Paris.
-Keeley, B. (2015), Income Inequality: The Gap between Rich and Poor, OECD Insights, OECD Publishing, Paris
-Duflo, E. (2006), Field experiments in development economics. Econometric Society Monographs 42: 322.
-Falco, C., Kong, D., Rotondi, V., & Spelta, V. (2016). Investment, Insurance and Weather Shocks: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in Cambodia (No. 2016-10).
Modalità d'esame e altre info:  The examination will be a written test with both open questions and multiple choice test.
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