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The United Nation’s Committee on World Food Security defines food security as all people of the world having access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary need for an active/healthy life.

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Some Food Security Research Papers


Improvement of food security in Nigeria

Food security is made up of two words “food” and “secure”, meaning “securing of food”.The opposite of food security is food insecurity. It is a sad situation of limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate or safe food.Different countries have different methods of combating food insecurity. For Nigeria, sustainable agricultural intervention by all stakeholders is the key. Having seen the aftermath of food insecurity, the question then is what is the way forward in improving food security in Nigeria? | See full document

Food Security; Improving Food Security and Livelihoods

Food security, as defined by the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, means that all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life.

Food security exists when “all people, at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”. Close to 800 million individuals do not have access to enough food, 2 billion individuals experience key micronutrient deficiencies, and; 60% of individuals in low-income countries are food insecure. | See full document

Food Security in Nigeria: A Case Study of President Buhari’s Agricultural Policy (2015- 2018)

Squealing to the discovery of petroleum, Nigeria has rapidly grown into a major food importing nation as the government has become neglectful of the agricultural sector since petroleum is considered a more viable resource for economic development. This situation quickly polarized the nation into high and low income groups. Unfortunately, while only small fraction of the population benefited from the oil wealth, the population suffered the misfortune of food insecurity as they can hardly afford the rising prices of imported foods. However, this paper highlights the important role the Buhari’s regime have played in revamping the agricultural sector in overturning the food insecurity problems that befell Nigeria and the coping strategies. | See full document

Analysis of Food Security Among Farming Households in Imo State

Prevalence of food insecurity has remained a concern in Imo State and indeed the Sub-Saharan Africa. Hence, this study investigated the analysis of food security among farming households in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 144 farmers for this study. Information on the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondents through a well- structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Food security index and Probit regression model. | See full document

Gender Differentials in Rural Households’ Food Security Coping Strategies in South-Western Nigeria

The study was carried out to investigate gender differences in rural households’ food security coping strategies in South-Western Nigeria. A multi stage sampling technique was used in selecting 252 respondents utilized for the study. A well-structured questionnaire was used to elicit information from them. The result shows that the females were older than the male with a mean age of 50 and 45 years respectively. Most of the male respondents were married as against the females. | See full document

Food Security: A Means to Sustainable Economic Growth

No doubt, no matter the development and height any person can scale, food will always remain relevant. The last thing that will get off anybody’s budget is food. It is a life-long essential and it will remain relevant as long as life remains. The paper exposes how important food security is and how food security can bring about sustainable economy growth. The paper recommends that public policy makers must as a matter of urgency see food security as a vital means to sustainable economic growth and as such develop sufficient political will to achieve increased food production; evolve food policy and eventually attain food security for all. | See full document

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Some Food Security Thesis


Food security thesis are postgraduate thesis written on food security and related topics. We have a lot of them on Afribary. Some of the available thesis include;

Relative Effect of Food and Cash Remittances on Household Food Security

Considerable policy consensus concerning cash remittance as an operational model in the household food security policy dialogue has been established, yet, little knowledge base exists with regard to food remittances and its effect on food security. In view of this, the study focused on food remittance against the backdrop of remittance and food security. Specifically, the study examined spatial variability in food security outcomes across districts in Ghana, the impact of food remittance on household food security and the relative effect of food and cash remittance on household food security. View full document

Determinants Of Food Security Status Of Smallholder Farming Households In The Wa West And Sissala West Districts Of The Upper West Region Of Ghana

Smallholder farmers play a vital role in food production in Ghana. However, their households are major casualties of food insecurity despite their efforts in food production. This study sought to identify the determinants of food security status and describe the coping strategies used among smallholder farming households in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The study calculated a food security index (FSI) to determine the food security status of households in the study area. View full document.

Food Security In The Semi-Arid Machakos County: A Case Study Of Mwala Sub-County

Ensuring food security is a global significant challenge despite struggles to increase agricultural productivity, food distribution and identify appropriate policy interventions to cub food shortage. The recent recurrent incidences of food deficit in Kenya have placed the nation among the 20 most food insecure countries in the world. Food insecurity in the country is a prevalent issue since approximately 84% the country’s landmass is covered by arid and semi-arid land. View full document.

The Nexus Between Usaid-Funded Food Security Programs And Positive Peace: A Case Of Ensure Program, Buhera

This research constitutes one of the first attempts to provide a comprehensive review of the circular relationship between food security and positive peace. It offers some insights on the impact of food security on positive peace and its related development outcomes and how the absence of positive peace contributes to food insecurity. This way it is possible to look beyond income, entitlements or livelihoods related-frameworks as the drivers of food insecurity. View full document

Assessing The Food Security Status Of Smallholder Farm Households In The Northern Region Of Ghana

Smallholder farmers play a vital role in food production especially through subsistence farming. However, their households are major casualties of food insecurity despite their efforts in food production. This study seek to assess the food security status, factors influencing household food security status and coping strategies used among smallholder farm households in West Mamprusi (WMD) and Mamprugu Moaduguri (MMD) Districts in the Northern region of Ghana. The study used the COC, HDDS and HFCS methods to explore the food security status of households in the study area. View full document

The Contribution Of Self Help Groups To Household Food Security In Kakamega Central District, Kenya

Food security is the first of the eight Millennium Development Goals, which seeks to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by the year 2015. Despite Kakamega Central District having so many SHGs, studies have shown that food insecurity was on the rise. The study examined the contribution of SHGs to household food security by comparing the food security status between members and non members of SHGs. View full document

Institutional Determinants Of Food Security In Tanzania: A Case Study Of Singida Region

Food insecurity is relatively high in Singida Region although there has been an influx of development related institutions, some of which deal with food security. The extent to which the two were linked was empirically unknown. Therefore, the research for this thesis was conducted in Iramba and Singida Districts of Singida Region to determine the role of institutions in improving food security. View full document

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Some Food Security Dissertations 


Food Security Policies And Nutrition In Zimbabwe; Case Study Of Mashonaland Central Province: 2000 To 2015

The paper examines the role of food security policies that have been inaugurated or put in place to ensure food security and nutrition in Zimbabwe since 2000 till date. Such an idea has been necessitated culminating from Zimbabwe experiencing severe food shortage of crop and meet production due to continued early termination of rains (droughts), effects of the fast track land reform, banning of humanitarian aid societies, reduced socio-economic development, increased mortality and mobility among others. View full document

Impact Of Agricultural Adaptation Strategies To Climate Change And Variability On Food Security In Mwanga District, Tanzania

Climate change and variability (CCV) has posed great challenges on agriculture around the world. In response, the farmers and the Tanzanian government have employed different adaptation strategies to cope with this problem. However, Mwanga among other districts are still faced with the problem of food insecurity as a result of impacts of CCV on food crop production. View full document

Contribution Of International Organisations In Enhancing Food Security A Case Of World Food Programme In Chamwino District, Dodoma

This study focused on the contribution of international organizations in enhancing food security: A case of World Food Programme in Chamwino District, Dodoma. The general objective of this study was to assess the contribution of World Food Programme in enhancing Food Security. The study specifically intended to (a) determine various strategies used by World Food Programme to solve food insecurity in Chamwino District, (b) examine how WFP strategies contribute to solving household food insecurity in the study area, (c) assess people‟s perception of strategies used by WFP to solve food insecurity in the study area. View full document

Effects Of Local Government In Promoting Food Security In Tanzania: A Case Of Manyoni District

This study was set to examine the effect of local Government of Tanzania in promoting food security at the household level a case study of Manyoni district. Specific objectives were to examine the strategy used by local government in promoting food security at the household‟s level, to determine the challenges facing local government in promoting food security to the household‟s level and to analyze the achievement of local government reached in promoting food security at household level. View full document

The Efficacy Of Prison Farms Towards Food Security At Chikurubi Maximum Prison

The research sought to find out the contribution of Chikurubi Farm Prison Towards Food Security in the ZPCS. The ZPCS has been affected by food insecurity and due to several factors that include the nation’s economic problems and successive droughts. The concept of food insecurity caused immense suffering to inmates. This has caused the student to research how Chikurubi Farm Prison can contribute to food security in the ZPCS. This research sought to explain the food security situation in the ZPCS. View full document

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