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Assessing the levels of food shortage using the traffic light metaphor by analyzing the gathering and consumption of wild food plants, crop parts and crop residues in Konso, Ethiopia

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, August 2012
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Title
Assessing the levels of food shortage using the traffic light metaphor by analyzing the gathering and consumption of wild food plants, crop parts and crop residues in Konso, Ethiopia
Published in
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1746-4269-8-30
Pubmed ID
Authors

Dechassa Lemessa Ocho, Paul C Struik, Lisa L Price, Ensermu Kelbessa, Koshana Kolo

Abstract

Humanitarian relief agencies use scales to assess levels of critical food shortage to efficiently target and allocate food to the neediest. These scales are often labor-intensive. A lesser used approach is assessing gathering and consumption of wild food plants. This gathering per se is not a reliable signal of emerging food stress. However, the gathering and consumption of some specific plant species could be considered markers of food shortage, as it indicates that people are compelled to eat very poor or even health-threatening food.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 102 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 19%
Student > Master 19 18%
Researcher 18 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 10%
Other 6 6%
Other 15 14%
Unknown 16 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 26%
Social Sciences 14 13%
Environmental Science 8 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 5%
Other 22 21%
Unknown 21 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2015.
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#5,235,493
of 17,365,229 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#253
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#39,231
of 135,476 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#5
of 8 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,365,229 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 69th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 672 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.0. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 61% of its peers.
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