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Although Ethiopia has been attempting to meet its population food requirement, much of its population is now suffering from famine and under nutrition.
Hence the overall objective of the study is to describe and analyze the food security situation and examine its major socio-economic determinants of households in the woreda.
A structured questionnaire was developed to collect primary data.
The data was collected from a sample of 200 households randomly selected using systematic sampling from 3 villages based on their agro-ecology.
number of econometric model estimation techniques were used in the study.
Logit model was used to identify factors that determine the level of food security of a household in the study area.
In addition, an ordered probit model was used to analyze the determinants of chronic food insecurity and to predict the probability of falling into the three classified dependent variables of food secured, transitory food insecurity and chronic food insecurity.
FGT model was used for Food security index.
Access to credit, family size, access to off farm income, extension years, total livestock unit and education are the main determinants of household food security.
Antigen Birhan is now working as a Lecturer and Director for Planing and Budgeting Directorate at Addis Ababa Science & Technology University.
He got his BA degree in Economics from Bahir Dar University & his Msc degree in Economics with Policy Analysis specialization.
He worked as a Lecturer,Department Head and Director at Debre Birhan University
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