Intra Household Food Allocation among Adolescents in Coffee Farming Households in Ethiopia, 2016

By: Getu Haile  

Individual food insecurity at the household level results from the interaction of a wider range of factors. Food accessibility can be worse in cash crop setting. There is, however, a dearth of information about the food security status of adolescents living in coffee farming households. Meanwhile, in Ethiopia more than 15 million people derive their livelihood from the coffee sector. This study fills the gap. Community based cross-sectional study was employed in coffee producing district in Jimma zone, a district which is believed to be the birthplace of Coffee from April-May 2016. In this study multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to select sample households. Data were entered into EpiData and the analyses were made by SPSS version 20. p-value < 0.05 was considered as a cut-off point to determine statistical significance. Sixty percent of adolescents were found to be food insecure. This study highlighted the problem of food insecurity in coffee producing farmers. Generally, it was found that there was high prevalence of adolescents and household food insecurity in the study area. Gender of adolescent, dependency ratio, gender of household head, educational status of household head, household food security status and farm land owner ship are predictors of adolescent food insecurity.

Adolescent, Insecurity, Farming
Food, Nutrition, and Health
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Getu Haile

lecturer, human nutrition, Jimma University, Ethiopia
-, Ethiopia

i am getu gizaw currently working in jimma university , ethiopia in the position of lecturer and am involving in different research projects like co investigator of a long term consequence of acute malnutrition in jimma under JUCAN project