Although rice technologies have been introduced in Fogera district over the last two decades, farm household’s food demand was not met as expected. Sustained, intensified and coordinated rice research is the key to curb the problem but impaired due to lack of good governance coupled with weak institutional capacity. This has resulted snowballing effects like little or no discussion among/with farmers on good practices, successes/failures of technology adoption and input delivery; poor linkage of small farmers to market and knowledge gap in Development Agents. Therefore, this study identified and evaluated potential determinants of household food security with basic emphasis to factors linked to good governance introduced to address the problem of food security in the study area through farm household rice technology adoption. A multistage sampling technique is used to select respondents. To this end, the primary data was gathered from the field survey by administering pre-tested structured and semi-structured questionnaire. Good governance dimensions of food security are evaluated using binary logit model for its comparative mathematical and interpretational simplicity. Farmers’ own perception of rice technology intervention vis-a-vis farm household food security is explored using focus group discussions supplemented by in-depth interviews. This study result would be primarily important in designing policy interventions and good governance strategies ensuring appropriate use of rice technology and tackle food security problems.
Ybabe, Mussie and Asefa, Sisay
"Good Governance for Achieving Food Security in Ethiopia: Challenges and Issues,"
International Journal of African Development: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ijad/vol2/iss1/6