Food insecurity and mental health: surprising trends among community health volunteers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during the 2008 food crisis.

@article{Maes2010FoodIA,
  title={Food insecurity and mental health: surprising trends among community health volunteers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during the 2008 food crisis.},
  author={Kenneth Maes and Craig Hadley and Fikru Tesfaye and Selamawit Shifferaw},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={70 9},
  pages={1450-7}
}
The 2008 food crisis may have increased household food insecurity and caused distress among impoverished populations in low-income countries. Policy researchers have attempted to quantify the impact that a sharp rise in food prices might have on population wellbeing by asking what proportion of households would drop below conventional poverty lines given a set increase in prices. Our understanding of the impact of food crises can be extended by conducting micro-level ethnographic studies. This… CONTINUE READING