The Contribution of Productive Safety Net Program to Rural Household Food Security Enhancement In Kuyu Woreda, Central Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa University


The general objective of this study was to assess the contribution of Productive Safety Net Program on household food security. The primary and secondary data sources were the two types of data used during this study. The former was gathered through household interview, KII, and FGD. Binary logistic regression was used in order to analyze the correlation between dependent variable and independent variables. The paper revealed that the program has positive and significant effect on consumption, livestock holdings, and productive assets. Moreover, contribution of the program on total consumption expenditure per adult equivalent was found to be positive and significant. Despite the contribution of PSNP to food security there are still gaps in the course of implementation. Finally, it was recommended that the program should able to include more female-headed households or at least in the same proportion as that of the male-headed households. Moreover, PSNP should expand the opportunity of off-farm and non-farm activities through investment that generate employment and increase the wages to attract rural households in order to diversify their income sources thereby reduce their vulnerability to food insecurity and asset depletion. Keywords: Food Security, Productive Safety Net Program, Household



Food Security, Productive Safety Net Program, Household