Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
November 2017 Vol. 6(11): pp. 387-402
Copyright © 2017 Global Advanced Research Journals

 

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of Food and Nutrition Security/Insecurity in Sudan Using Frequency and Severity of the Coping Strategies

Samar Abdalla*, Eltighani Elamin and Abdelmoneim Taha

 

Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC)- Agricultural Economics and Policy Research Centre (AEPRC)-Shambat, Sudan

Email: samar.abdalla77@gmail.com

Accepted 17 April, 2017

 

Abstract

Sudan experienced food and nutrition insecurity problem with huge variation among its federal states. Often, Khartoum State with greater than eight million people is considered food and nutrition insecure. Therefore, the main goal of this paper is to measure and classify the food and nutrition security situation based on the frequency and severity of the coping strategies adopted by the households. Accordingly, stratified random sampling cluster technique was applied to collect the data from 320 households using general structured questionnaire and focus group discussion during 2015. The data analyzed using Coping Strategies Index (CSI) and descriptive statistics technique. The outcomes show 63.1% of the selected households have encountered food deficit due to many reasons. Alternatively, 77.8% of the households have adopted the coping strategies due to lack of money to buy food. Individuals in the selected localities give different severity levels to the coping strategies. The mean values of CSI in Bahari and Umbada localities are 42.61 and 38.82, respectively indicating the higher level of food and nutrition insecurity relative to Khartoum locality (34.56). Generally, 37.2% and 25.6% of the households are classified as less and moderate food and nutrition insecure, respectively. Whereas, 7.5%, 12% and 3.8% of the households in Bahari, Umbada and Khartoum localities are classified as severe food and nutrition insecure. Moreover, food and nutrition insecure/secure levels are statistically significant between the selected localities (χ2=16.59). The study recommends support access to food by using several policies that recuperate the food and nutrition insecurity. Eventually, monitoring and evaluating CSI is required during different times within the year.

Keywords:  food and nutrition, lack of money, coping strategies index (CSI), households, Khartoum State.

 


 

Related Articles


Original Research Articles
Chaudhury Shripati Mishra, Trinath Taraputia, Benudhara Suchen
Policy Advocacy for Climate Smart Agriculture in Millets: An Initiative for Ensuring Food Security in Tribal Communities of Koraput Tract, Odisha, India
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. July 2014 Vol: 3(7): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (173 KB)
I.I. Fragoso-Castro, M. Cornejo-Mazón, O.A. Ramos-Monroy, M .T. Hernández-Botello, P. Rosales-Martínez, M.S. López-Cortez
Berries Harvested in Mexico and its Use to Prepare a Functional Drink Conserved By Ultrasonication
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. February 2019 Vol: 8(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (847 KB)
Vivan Ezra Lekwot, Ikomoni Oghenekaro Samuel, Ezemokwe Ifeanyi and Onyemelukwe Olisaemeka
Evaluating the potential of rainwater harvesting as a supplementary source of water supply in Kanai (Mali) district of Zangon-kataf local government area of Kaduna State, Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. June 2012 Vol: 1(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (179 KB)
Review
Coskun Serefoglu, Ertugrul Guresci, Oktay Akturk
Agricultural Development in Less Developed Countries: The Example of Sub-Saharan Africa
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. April 2017 Vol: 6(4): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (304 KB)
Original Research Articles
Gilbert Uwonda, Geoffrey Bedijo
Effectiveness of commercial forestry policy in contributing to the promotion of sustainable household income in Northern Uganda
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. September 2013 Vol: 2(9): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (165 KB)
Shumet Asefa
Who is technically efficient in Crop Production in Tigray Region, Ethiopia? Stochastic Frontier Approach
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. September 2012 Vol: 1(7): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (188 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Samar Abdalla on Google Scholar
Samar Abdalla on Pubmed
Eltighani Elamin on Google Scholar
Eltighani Elamin on Pubmed
Abdelmoneim Taha on Google Scholar
Abdelmoneim Taha on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 1745
Printed 290
Downloaded 702
Powered By iPortal Works