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Title: Determinants of Household Food Security with a particular focus on Rainwater Harvesting: the case of Bulbula in Adami-Tulu Jido Kombolcha Woreda, Oromia Region
Advisors: GETENT ALEMU (PhD)
Keywords: Household
Food Security
Copyright: Jul-2008
Date Added: 2-May-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: This study was conducted with the objectives of identifying the determinants of food security, examining the contribution of RWH for food security and to explore practices and challenges of RWH in the study area. To that effect, household survey conducted on 140 households, 2 focus group and 8 key informants. In addition, secondary data were used elicit the primary data. The study area was selected through a multi-stage purposive sampling technique while simple random method employed for household survey. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative methods, where triangulation method was used for qualitative whereas descriptive statistics, bivariate and multivariate analysis were used for quantitative data analysis. To decide the food secured and insecure households 2100Kcal was taken as a cut off point on the bases of 14-days food consumption of the households. Accordingly, 65% of the households were found to be food secured. The result from multivariate logistic regression analysis indicated that age household heads, labor and market accessibility have shown significant and negative effect to food security whereas cultivable land size, fertilizer utilization, engagement in RWH have shown significant and positive role for food security. The interaction effect between education status and income category indicated that illiterates were better than literates’ households in the level of food security. Furthermore, the result from the qualitative data indicated that the overall trend of RWH adoption in the Woreda was found to be declined from time to time. However, a recent development around Bulbula shows an increase in the self-initiated adopters’. The finding of the study further revealed the challenges for the adoption of RWH to be institutional, technological and adopter’s financial limitation. Thus, policy programming should be based on the rudimentary of the precise determinants of food security status and alleviation of challenges for the adoption of RWH.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2094
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