Natural and Socio-economics Factors Affecting the Household Food Security in Rural Area of Paktia Province, Afghanistan

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Wali Khan Ahmadzai
Hussain Gul Aryobi


This study aimed to explore the factors affecting food security in the rural area of Paktia province, Afghanistan. The study was based on household-level data collected from rural areas of all districts of the province. The data were collected from randomly selected 154 households. The respondents were both males and females. A face-to-face interview with a structured questionnaire was done with both male and female household heads. The study recorded 59.1% of households were food insecure, and on average, 48.1% of the household had poor food consumption, while, 38.3% had borderline and 13.6% had acceptable food consumption. Study also calculated food consumption scores and examined the correlation between different factors determining food security. The regression result showed lower-income, farm size, household size, flood, food price, and internal displacement factors determined the food insecurity.

Socio-economics factors, food-consumption score, food security, Paktia, Afghanistan

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Ahmadzai, W. K., & Aryobi, H. G. (2021). Natural and Socio-economics Factors Affecting the Household Food Security in Rural Area of Paktia Province, Afghanistan. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 39(2), 1-11.
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