Household Livelihood Strategies and Food Security in Angolela Tera District, Ethiopia

Seyfe Fikre


Worrying about reduction of food insecurity directly or indirectly linked with the livelihood strategy. Food security of the household is a reply of available livelihood strategies. The aim of the study was to examine rural livelihood strategies and its effect on food security. This study examined the effect of household livelihood on food security in Angolela and Tera District by taking randomly selected sample of 256 household and multi-nominal probit regression was used. The household food security was measured by Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS). The average HFIAS score was 5.5; lower score was recorded in farming livelihood activities and higher score was recorded in non-farm activities. Finding shows that relatively those respondents who engaged in farming activities were more food secure than those confined to non-farm activities and mixed activities. On the other hand, those household confined only non-farm livelihood were more food insecure. This call for policies and strategies provide the incentive/intervention for the household who are using non-farm activities alone in ensuring their food security in rural area. Government policies need to designed and implemented comprehensive strategies in order to keep non-farm household food security.

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