Examination of Urban Agriculture Contribution to the Household Livelihood Outcome the Case of Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia
Journal of World Economic Research
Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2020, Pages: 143-151
Received: Dec. 10, 2019;
Accepted: Oct. 14, 2020;
Published: Dec. 16, 2020
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Desalegn Degu Tebeje, Department of Economics, Injibara University, Injibara, Ethiopia
Sitota Getachew Bokore, Department of Accounting and Finance, Injibara University, Injibara, Ethiopia
The general objective of this study is to examine the contribution of urban agriculture to the household livelihood in case of Bahir Dar city in Ethiopia. The motive for this study were the problems of unemployment, growing poverty, hunger, poor diets, bad air condition, depression as well as the special opportunities provided by the city including the growing demand for food, proximity to markets and availability of cheap resources such as urban organic wastes. The study used both primary and secondary data source. Stratified quota sampling was used by the study to collect primary data. Average annual urban agricultural net revenue per capita was taken as a common measure of all urban agricultural outcomes for target predictor’s. Other predictor variables that assumed to be the determinant of urban agriculture contribution also included in the model. Binary logistic regression technique is used to estimate the logit coefficient. The studies found that the greater correlation of livelihood security’s with average annual urban agricultural net revenue per capita than average annual non- urban agricultural net revenue per capita. The correlation between food, economic, education, health and empowerment security with average annual urban agricultural net revenue per capita were about 0.29, 0.6, 0.19, 0.21 and 0.22 respectively. This target explanatory variable was positive significant effect for food security dependent variable at 5% significance level and at its mean value the probability of more food security agreement were about 0.77, while other predictors also held at their mean value. Finally, this studies paper suggests that urban agriculture helps for household livelihood outcome of food, education, health, empowerment and economic security and should be considered in urban planning.
Desalegn Degu Tebeje,
Sitota Getachew Bokore,
Examination of Urban Agriculture Contribution to the Household Livelihood Outcome the Case of Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia, Journal of World Economic Research.
Vol. 9, No. 2,
2020, pp. 143-151.
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