African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6401

Full Length Research Paper

Household determinants of food security in rural Central Uganda

John Baptist Semazzi
  • John Baptist Semazzi
  • Department of Economics, Uganda Martyrs University, P. O. Box 5498, Kampala, Uganda.
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Moses Kakungulu
  • Moses Kakungulu
  • Department of Economics, Uganda Martyrs University, P. O. Box 5498, Kampala, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 22 May 2020
  •  Accepted: 08 September 2020
  •  Published: 30 September 2020

Abstract

This study contributes to the literature by presenting empirical evidence on the drivers of rural household food security, which is critical for food security policy implementation. We used household survey data collected from 265 households from rural central Uganda, and a binary logistic regression model to estimate the determinants of household food security. Households with more land size, no livestock, and smaller household size were found as being more food secure. The results suggest the need to: review policies on land tenure system and land use, promote food storage and market for produce and to design strategies to increase household incomes.

Key words: Food security, determinants, Logit model, households, Gomba, Uganda.