The Contribution of Haricot Bean Production to Smallholders Food Security: The Case of Boricha Woreda Southern Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this study was to analyze the contribution of haricot bean production to small holder’s food security in case of Borricha woreda southern Ethiopia and describe determinant of food security. The study was conducted in Sidama zone Boricha woreda which is Haricot bean is important crop and serves as food and cash income The Study site Borricha woreda was selected purposively because it is one of the chronically food in secured woreda and intervened with food security program me throughout the year. Here after out of 36 chronically food in secured kebeles found in the woreda three kebeles were selected using purposive sample techniques because of potential area for producing haricot bean . Data were collected from 136 household heads (90 non-producing of haricot bean and 46 haricot bean producers through questioner which was drown by sample random techniques. in addition household field observation, focus group Discussion and key informant interview were used to collect data .to get food security status of household a modified form of simple equation termed as household food balance model. The finding of the study high light that there is a positive impact of haricot bean production because it brings increase of production income which was improve purchasing power of household and accumulation of wealth which improve food security situation and also in a better position in Dietary frequency and diversity as well as access, utilization and Availability of food . and finalized with some recommendations like enhancing production of market oriented crops in the study area . Key Words: Haricot Bean production, Food Security boricha Ethiopia