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Determinants of household food security in Nepal: A binary logistic regression analysis
Maharjan, Keshav Lall; Joshi, Niraj Prakash
Corresponding AuthorMaharjan, KL
2011-06
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
Volume8Issue:3Pages:403–413
AbstractThe study reveals that 10.2% of the sampled households in Nepal suffer from chronic food insecurity, i.e., neither are they able to produce sufficient food from their farms nor earn the food security threshold income for deficit months. With the highest and the lowest exponential value of coefficient obtained from binary logistic regression model, it is concluded that any program targeting occupational caste and small landholding farm category or landless will contribute significantly to reduce food insecurity. The provision of employment opportunities for economically active age group, thus, reducing dependency ratio from 1.2 (economically active population) to 0.7 (economically active age group) can also contribute significantly to reduce food insecurity. Significant positive coefficient of family size squared shows the increase in the probability of being foodinsecure with the increase in family size. In addition, an increase in irrigation availability can contribute significantly to reduce food insecurity. A significant proportion of male-headed households and households residing in Tarai are food-secure. This justifies the need to target female-headed households and households residing in Mountain and Hill in any program aimed at resolving food insecurity. A negative and significant association of household's participation in community organizations and food insecurity fortifies the need for inclusion of vulnerable groups such as occupational caste, female-headed households, households with illiterate heads, small landholding farm category or landless, and households residing in Mountain and Hill (including some target communities in Tarai) in community organizations. Furthermore, making these communities a target of food security programs can help significantly to reduce the incidence of food insecurity.
KeywordFood Security Nepal Household Resource Ownership Occupational Caste
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/5845
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2011_Vol8 No.3
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Maharjan, Keshav Lall,Joshi, Niraj Prakash. Determinants of household food security in Nepal: A binary logistic regression analysis[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2011,8(3):403–413.
APA Maharjan, Keshav Lall,&Joshi, Niraj Prakash.(2011).Determinants of household food security in Nepal: A binary logistic regression analysis.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,8(3),403–413.
MLA Maharjan, Keshav Lall,et al."Determinants of household food security in Nepal: A binary logistic regression analysis".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 8.3(2011):403–413.
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