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Factors Influencing Household Food Security in West Africa: The Case of Southern Niger
AbstractFood 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.
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Zakari, S.; Ying, L.; Song, B. Factors Influencing Household Food Security in West Africa: The Case of Southern Niger. Sustainability 2014, 6, 1191-1202.View more citation formats
Zakari S, Ying L, Song B. Factors Influencing Household Food Security in West Africa: The Case of Southern Niger. Sustainability. 2014; 6(3):1191-1202.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zakari, Seydou; Ying, Liu; Song, Baohui. 2014. "Factors Influencing Household Food Security in West Africa: The Case of Southern Niger." Sustainability 6, no. 3: 1191-1202.