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Factors Influencing Household Food Security in West Africa: The Case of Southern Niger

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dc.contributor.author Zakari, Seydou
dc.contributor.author Ying, Liu
dc.contributor.author Song, Baohui
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-23T14:17:13Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-23T14:17:13Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9356
dc.description.abstract "Food insecurity is a major challenge for Niger and for many African countries. The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors affecting household food security in Niger. Based on survey data covering 500 households, drought, high food prices, poverty, soil infertility, disease and insect attacks are reported by the respondents to be the main causes of food insecurity. The empirical results from logistic regression revealed that the gender of the head of household, diseases and pests, labor supply, flooding, poverty, access to market, the distance away from the main road and food aid are significant factors influencing the odds ratio of a household having enough daily rations. Another important finding is that female headed households are more vulnerable to food insecurity compared to male headed households. The findings of this study provide evidence that food insecurity continues to affect the Nigerien population." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject households en_US
dc.subject food supply en_US
dc.title Factors Influencing Household Food Security in West Africa: The Case of Southern Niger en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Niger en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Sustainability en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 6 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 1191-1202 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth March en_US

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