Determinants of Food Security in Farm Household in Drought Prone Area of Oromia Region: In Case of Dodota District

Girum Dagne


This study analyzed the determinants of major determinants of food security in farm household in drought prone area of Oromia Region taking evidence from rural kebele of Doddota wereda. In order to achieve these objectives demographic and socio-economic data were collected from 200 randomly selected households in Dodota District of Arsi Zone Oromia Regional State. The sample households were classified into food secure and food insecure groups based on estimated food expenditure value of meeting Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of 2200 kcal.The summary was made using STATA 11 software. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression model. The descriptive analysis of the study revealed that only 23% of the sample households were food secured and about 77% are food insecure. Binary logistic regression model has been employed to identify the major determinants of Food security.Therefore, policy needs to focus on supporting households in delivering services in the area of the determinants of household food security in the study area. Specially, focus should be given to the significant variables which determinate the food security in farm households of the study area.

Keywords: Determinants of food security, binary logit. Oromia, Doddota.

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