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Food security in a remittance based economy

Madhav Regmi () and Krishna Paudel

Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food, 2017, vol. 9, issue 4, No 14, 848 pages

Abstract: Abstract We interviewed 395 subsistence farming households from Chitwan, Nepal in order to identify the impact of remittances and other explanatory variables on child, adult, and household food security. The highest category of the IV - ordered probit regression models with cluster robust standard errors indicated that the food security status of households, adults and children was explained by gender and age of household head, adoption of conservation agricultural technology, number of fruit trees, and income from agricultural and livestock sources. Additional variables affecting only children’s food security were the adoption of hybrid rice or maize varieties and the wage income or salary earned within the district, whereas an additional variable affecting only household and adult food security was the wage income earned outside the district. Households receiving international remittances were more food secure than those households that did not receive such remittances.

Keywords: Food security; IV - ordered probit; Remittances; O13; O19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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