Determinants Households: of Food insecurity: The Case of Boloso Bombe Woreda, Wolaita Zone, Southern Region, Ethiopia

Yisehak Ossa Jokka


Food insecurity refers to a situation that exists when people lack secure access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food for normal growth and development and an active and healthy life .The general objective of the study was the general objective of the study was  to identify the determinants of food insecurity among rural households in Boloso Bombe Woreda. Household levels and food insecurity studies at the national level fails to articulate household level availability and access to needed food.  A multistage sampling technique employed to select 379 households. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected from sampled households through questionnaire and interview. Both descriptive and econometric data analyses techniques were applied. From the econometrics result revealed that family size, dependency ratio, farm size, farm income, nonfarm income, livestock number, distance from the market and household production system were  significantly affect the food insecurity status  in the study area .It was observed that  82.4% of the sampled households of the Woreda were food  insecured while 17.6% were found to be food secured households from the survey result. According to from descriptive result most of households food insecure were dependent age groups households, to minimize this problem there should be teaching and training adult and young age groups to escape from the food insecurity problems.

Keywords: Food security, Binary logistic regression.

DOI: 10.7176/CER/11-7-02

Publication date: August 31st 2019

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