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Coping with food price hikes: strategies of the poor in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Sarath Kodithuwakku and Jeevika Weerahewa
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Jeevika Weerahewa: University of Peradeniya

No 10011, Working Papers from Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada.

Abstract: The objectives of this study are to assess: (i) the resource profile of the vulnerable households in Kandy district in Sri Lanka, (ii) food consumption pattern of the households, (iii) the coping strategies adopted by the households during the times of food price hikes, (iv) the usefulness and effectiveness of coping strategies adopted by the household, and (v) the factors that influence the decisions made by households to change their food consumption patterns in crisis situations.

Keywords: Food hikes; Kandy; Sri Lanka (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-05
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