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Food Security and Nutrition Status Of Children And Adults In Ethiopia


Food security encompasses availability, access, sustainably and use of nutritious food by all for a healthy life. Thus, increasing food production and productivity is only the necessary condition for ensuring food security. Nutrition security in turn is determined by food security, availability and accesses to health services and healthy environment as well as some demographic factors. This paper analyses trends in food production and productivity and impacts of the social security programs in the past decade in Ethiopia. It then tries to link this to nutrition status of children and adults in Ethiopia. From the Demographic and health survey (EDHS 2011) data, the study attempts to explore the key derivers of nutrition status of children under five and women using multivariate logistic regress models. The results suggest that place of residence, mother’s education, age of child, birth interval, sex of child, number of children in the household, and household economic status are found to be important determinants of child malnutrition. Similarly, place of residence, age of women, marital status, decision making status of women and the household economic status are key derivers of chronic energy deficiency in women in Ethiopia.

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu, Worku Gebeyehu & Demirew Getachew (Editors) & Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
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Nutrition;  Food supply - Government policy



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Broad Subject heading: 
Food Security - Ethiopia
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2014
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Publication date: 
2014-06-02 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-07-17 00:00:00
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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