Assessing the Food Security of Vulnerable Agricultural Households to Climate Change in the Council of Tokombéré, Far North Région of Cameroon: An Analysis Focused on the FCS, HDDS and CSI
International Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages: 19-25
Received: Dec. 18, 2018;
Accepted: Jan. 10, 2019;
Published: Jan. 28, 2019
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Moluh Njoya Hamza, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon
Fon Dorothy Engwali, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon
Soh Wenda Boris Dinictri, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon
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This article evaluates the food security of agricultural producers vulnerable to climate change in the Tokombéré council through the analysis of food consumption scores, dietary diversity score and the analysis of the index of adaptability for the food. The data were collected using a questionnaire administered to 160 farm households that were selected by the stratified random sampling technique. Analysis of the data collected reveals that 82.5% of households are headed by men and 17.5% by women with very low level of education (55% have not been to school and only 45% have a primary level) and have an age between 50 and 75 (70.6%). The average SCA is 37.06 (acceptable), so 36.88% of households have an acceptable SCA of which in food security and 56.88% have a SCA limit of which moderately food insecure and 6.25% have a SCA poor whose food insecurity is severe. The average SDAM is 3.58 (acceptable) with a minimum SDAM of 2 and a maximum SDAM of 9. With SDAM; 90% and 79.12% of households are severely food insecure and moderately food insecure respectively. SDAM analyzes also show 75.6%, 20% and 4.4% of households with the lowest, average and highest dietary diversity respectively. The average CSI is 21.1 with a CSI min of 11 and a CSI max of 30.
Food Security, Agricultural Household, Vulnerability, Climate Change, Tokombéré
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Moluh Njoya Hamza,
Fon Dorothy Engwali,
Soh Wenda Boris Dinictri,
Assessing the Food Security of Vulnerable Agricultural Households to Climate Change in the Council of Tokombéré, Far North Région of Cameroon: An Analysis Focused on the FCS, HDDS and CSI, International Journal of Agricultural Economics.
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