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Comparative Analysis of Agricultural Assets, Incomes and Food Security of Rural Households in Ghana, Senegal and Liberia

Dagbegnon C. Sohoulande Djebou (), Edwin Price (), Shahriar Kibriya () and Jaehyun Ahn ()
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Dagbegnon C. Sohoulande Djebou: Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A & M University, Scoates Hall, 2117 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Edwin Price: Conflict and Development Center, Texas A & M University, 411 Agriculture and Life Sciences Bldg, 2124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Shahriar Kibriya: Conflict and Development Center, Texas A & M University, 411 Agriculture and Life Sciences Bldg, 2124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Jaehyun Ahn: Conflict and Development Center, Texas A & M University, 411 Agriculture and Life Sciences Bldg, 2124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA

Agriculture, 2017, vol. 7, issue 5, 1-13

Abstract: This article compares and examines the relationships among agricultural assets, incomes and food security in rural communities of Ghana, Senegal, and Liberia. A total of 1483 rural households were surveyed and data on agricultural endeavors, incomes and food security were collected. The analyses of incomes and agricultural assets show signs of high inequality of resource distribution. In addition, facets of food insecurity were observed among the surveyed households. The study used a multivariate logistic model, then evaluated how agricultural assets affect the food security status of rural households in Ghana, Senegal and Liberia distinctly. Overall, the results show several similarities at country level, but disparities were also noted. In particular, the study outlined significant relationships between technology assets and the food security status of rural households in Ghana and Senegal. However, the logistic model did not show any statistically significant relationship with the rural households surveyed in Liberia. This paradigm suggests critical inter-regional dissimilarities which the study discussed by emphasizing relevant socio-economic features at the country level.

Keywords: resource distribution; farm assets; food security; rural communities; sub-Saharan region (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q1 Q10 Q11 Q12 Q13 Q14 Q15 Q16 Q17 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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