Precarious Lives: Food, Work and Care After the Global Food Crisis

Nutrition, Social Protection
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Oxfam
Patta Scott-Villiers, Nick Chisholm, Alexandra Wanjiku Kelbert, and Naomi Hossain
Resource Publication Date:
September, 2016
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This study uses snapshots of everyday life to analyze the risks and transformations brought about by economic globalisation, looking especially at how people responded to global food price inflation. The report is the result of four years of collaboration between qualitative and quantitative researchers in ten countries and builds on a similar IDS-Oxfam study that ran from 2009-2011. The report concludes that the recent food crisis brought lasting changes to the relationship between the work people do and the food they eat, particularly among the ‘nearly poor’ – those who are just a job or a crisis away from steep descent into great hardship. 

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