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Factors Affecting Household Food Gaps: a Case in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia


This study was carried out to identify factors that contribute to the insufficiency of an annual income or production to cover the 12 months food consumption of households in the Amhara regional state of Ethiopia. Data used for this study were collected from a random sample of 450 rural households located in three drought-prone districts of the region. Results from the descriptive analysis indicated that 75% of the sample households seemed to be consuming below the threshold level of minimum calorie requirement. The Negative Binomial regression model was employed for estimation of the factors affecting food gaps across the sample households and the results showed that ownership of assets and better access to market infrastructures were found to significantly decrease food insecurity.

Corporate Author: 
Demirew Getachew; Getnet Alemu; Worku Gebeyehu (Editors) and Ethiopian Economic Association
Ethiopian Economic Association
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 Food Security 

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Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia - Amhara Region
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Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2013
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of The Tenth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Publication date: 
2013-06-03 00:00:00
Conference Place: 
EEA Multi-Purpose building conference hall, Addis Ababa
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Conference date: 
July 19 - 21, 2012