Seasonality Revisited

Conference-Logo---finalThe Seasonality Revisited International Conference, was held at the Institute of Development Studies from 8-10 July 2009, concluded that the costs of ignoring the seasonal dimensions of poverty are enormous, despite seasonality being rarely reflected in agricultural investment and social protection policies.

The conference was organised by the Future Agricultures Consortium and the Centre for Social Protection to help put the ‘seasonality of poverty’ back in the policy agenda.


Latest articles

Seasonal Poverty:Integrated, overlooked and therefore opportunity
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
ince the first seasonality conference in 1978, there have been changes: not least, communications have improved, and food prices in SubSaharan Africa have become more volatile. But much has not changed: seasonal poverty and stress remain widespread and integrated. Urban

Seasonality and Social Protection in Africa
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
This Working Paper draws on nearly twenty years of research in several African countries, on the inter-related themes of food insecurity, seasonality, coping strategies, famine, formal and informal safety nets, and social protection. The paper has three objectives: 1. to

Soil fertility and crop theft: changing rural dimensions and cropping patterns
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
Farmers globally and those in Ethiopia in particular, are facing a number of challenges on top of the obvious physical and economic constraints in managing soil fertility. The majority of the studies conducted on soil fertility issues in Sub-Saharan Africa

Stange 2009 – Avoiding seasonal food deprivation
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
Most crop plants are seasonal, giving rise to alternating periods of glut and dearth. Three ways of avoiding food deprivation in the periods between harvests are to grow crops that are non-seasonal, to diversify diets, so that for every month

Turin 2009 – Seasonal work in Peruvian Altiplano
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
The Peruvian Altiplano presents different agro-ecological zones and variable climatic conditions. Rural households of the Altiplano from the ethnic Aymara define their livelihoods and strategies according to those natural conditions. Agricultural households of the lakeside zone, with less variable climatic

Why Risk Management has trouble locating Seasonality
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Background Report and Papers
Sabates-Wheeler Why Risk Management has trouble locating Seasonality Attempting to draw general lessons from the theoretical, empirical and policy responses to seasonality leaves one slightly disappointed for a number of reasons. At one level there exists an instrumentalist response in

Planning to address seasonal poverty: some experiences of the last 30 years
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Day 2
Planning to address seasonal poverty: some experiences of the last 30 years Richard Longhurst Phemo Kgomotso IDS

Adjustment of Short Duration Rice Variety in Rice-Based Cropping Pattern and Agro-Techniques to Miti
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Day 2
Adjustment of Short Duration Rice Variety in Rice-Based Cropping Pattern and Agro-Techniques to Mitigate Seasonal Food Insecurity (Monga) in Northern Districts of Bangladesh. M.G. Neogi1, Abul Khair2 and S. Samsuzzaman1 1RDRS Bangladesh, Jail Road, Rangpur, Bangladesh. 2Department of Botany, Jahangirnagar

Seasonality: Timing and Duration of food aid programmes
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Day 2
Seasonality: Timing and Duration of food aid programmes A case Study from Malawi, 2002-2003 Zoltan Tiba University of Cambridge