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Asian Journal of Rural Development
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-11
DOI: 10.3923/ajrd.2015.1.11
 
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Analysis of Vulnerability to Food Insecurity in the Case of Sayint District, Ethiopia
Tesfahun Asmamaw, Markos Budusa and Misganaw Teshager

Abstract:
The objective of this study is to identify and compare the determinants of vulnerability to food insecurity among households in three different agro-ecological zones within the rural district of Sayint in South Wollo, Ethiopia. The study employed depth and severity of food insecurity measurements adopted from poverty gap measurement approaches. Findings indicates that oxen ownership, livestock ownership and access to off-farm employment opportunities are the most significant determinants of a household‘s vulnerability to food insecurity. All of the sampled households reported major agricultural problems such as lack of adequate land, financial constraints and lack of oxen and farm implements but highland households were found to be more vulnerable to food insecurity than lowland and midland households were. Food security analysis also indicated that 80% of highland households were found to be food insecure. The depth (60%) and severity (41%) of food insecurity were specifically found to be higher among highland households than among lowland and midland households. Generally, vulnerability and livelihood analysis suggest that food insecurity in the highland households is specifically attributed to their limited internal resources endowments and lower access to external assistance. This study will show the key areas of intervention for any development project working in reducing the vulnerability at household level.
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Tesfahun Asmamaw, Markos Budusa and Misganaw Teshager, 2015. Analysis of Vulnerability to Food Insecurity in the Case of Sayint District, Ethiopia. Asian Journal of Rural Development, 5: 1-11.

DOI: 10.3923/ajrd.2015.1.11

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajrd.2015.1.11

 
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