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Record number 428064
Title HIV and severity of seasonal household food-related coping behaviors in rural Ghana
Author(s) Akrofi, S.; Price, L.L.; Struik, P.C.
Source Ecology of Food and Nutrition 51 (2012)2. - ISSN 0367-0244 - p. 148 - 175.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03670244.2012.661347
Department(s) Crop and Weed Ecology
Sociology of Consumption and Households
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) sub-saharan africa - hiv/aids - security - insecurity - strategies - frequency - diversity - aids
Abstract In-depth research was conducted to evaluate the seasonal food insecurity of HIV-positive and HIV-negative farm households in the Eastern Region, Ghana. A Coping Strategy Index (CSI) was used to assess household food-related coping behaviors. HIV-positive farm households often relied on both less severe and more severe coping behaviors, had a higher CSI, cultivated a smaller field area, harvested fewer food species from farms and gardens, and obtained income from fewer sources than HIV-negative farm households in both the post-harvest and lean seasons. We conclude that food insecurity is more severe in HIV-positive than in HIV-negative farm households in both seasons
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