Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International & Global Studies: International Development and University Honors
International and Global Studies
Food security -- Uganda, Poverty -- Sub-Saharan Africa, Malnutrition -- Sub-Saharan Africa, Sustainable development, Economic development projects -- Developing countries
Food security is a growing global issue. Poverty and malnutrition kill millions of people worldwide every year. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of poverty and malnutrition in the world. Previous development strategies in sub-Saharan Africa that have attempted to alleviate poverty and eradicate malnutrition have proved unsuccessful. However, there is a fairly new approach to development, known as the sustainable livelihood approach that tackles issues of poverty, malnutrition, and food security in a holistic way. This paper explores the sustainable livelihood approach to development and it’s effectiveness. This paper focuses on a health clinic and rabbit breeding program in Southwestern Uganda that has a sustainable, innovative, and integrated approach to development. This paper argues that holistic livelihood programs have great potential to sustainable development.
Jessup-Varnum, Megan, "Food Security and the Sustainable Livelihood Approach to Development in Uganda" (2018). University Honors Theses. Paper 556.