Open Access Research Article

Determinants of Rural Household Food Security and Coping Up Mechanisms in the Case of Woliso Woreda Western Ethiopia

Tsegamariam Dula1* and Wakjira Berhanu2

1Department of agricultural economics, Ethiopia

2Department of agricultural economics, Ethiopia

Corresponding Author

Received Date:November 27, 2018;  Published Date: January 02, 2019


Improving food security in Woliso woreda closely related with the elimination and reduction of poverty at woreda and individual level. Some of the rural household in Woliso woreda is suffer by food insecurity. Therefore, this study was investigated the determinants of food insecurity in the study area through using extended primary data.

The main objective of this study is to identify the main determinants of food insecurity rural household and its coping up mechanisms. The study regarding data requires collecting reliable information regarding food insecurity; data was collected from both primary and secondary data source. The primary data was collected from the rural household dwellers in Woliso rural kebeles through structured questionnaires and interview. Regarding secondary data was collected from different research papers that have do on food insecurity and also was collected from relevant institution such as Woliso woreda agriculture and rural development and Disaster prevention and preparedness commission office as well as published and un published data sources. A simple random sampling method will be employed to select the sampling units. The main significant of this study is creating awareness to the rural household and the woreda administrative leader about the determinants and the final result as well as the mechanism how to resolve the problem of food insecurity in the Woliso woreda rural household. In addition to these, the study is forward the concrete recommendation, which implies helping to improve food insecurity through basic policy implication and the participation of the rural household.

Keywords: Food insecurity; Food security; Calorie intake

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