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Comparative Study of Determinants of Food Security in Rural and Urban Households in Ashanti Region, Ghana
International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences (2013)
  • Stephen Frimpong, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
  • Samuel Asuming-Brempong, University of Ghana
Abstract

This study assessed determinants of food security in rural and urban households of Ashanti Region of Ghana using a Tobit regression model. The significant determinants of food security in rural households were household size, expenditure on food, access to credit, total own production, remittances, number of income generating activities and land endowment. Similarly, household size, migration, per capita food expenditure; own production and land endowment were the significant determinants of food security in urban households. The Chow coefficient test was used to test for equality of coefficients. The results showed that significant differences exist between the magnitudes of the determinants of rural and urban households’ food security. It was therefore recommended that national governments, NGOs and all aid agencies should collaborate and develop separate comprehensive programmes for rural and urban households factoring the weight of each determinant instead of using the same approach for all target groups

Keywords
  • Food Security,
  • Rural Household,
  • Urban Household,
  • Determinants,
  • Ghana
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Stephen Frimpong and Samuel Asuming-Brempong. "Comparative Study of Determinants of Food Security in Rural and Urban Households in Ashanti Region, Ghana" International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences Vol. 2 Iss. 10 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ska_frimpong/3/