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Urban Food Insecurity and Coping Mechanisms A Case Study of Lideta Sub-city in Addis Ababa
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Table of Contents

 

Acknowledgements

iv

Abstract

v

1.       

Introduction

1

2.       

The case study site

2

3.       

Research methods

4

4.       

Study findings

5

 

4.1

The diet of poor households

5

 

4.2

Food consumption levels

8

 

4.3

Intra-household differences in food consumption

12

 

4.4

Trends in food consumption over time

13

 

4.5

Perceived causes of household food insecurity

17

 

4.6

The perceived impact of government policies/actions

20

 

4.7

The impact of food insecurity on poor households

21

 

4.8

Coping with food insecurity

28

 

4.9

Prospects and plans regarding food security

36

 

4.10

Perspectives regarding actions that would improve food security

37

5.       

Conclusion

39

6.       

Policy and Programme Recommendations

40

 

6.1

Developing an urban food security strategy

40

 

6.2

Initiating an urban safety net programme

40

 

6.3

Improving the grain subsidy programme

41

 

6.4

Strengthening consumers’ cooperatives

42

 

6.5

Employment creation

42

 

6.6

Supporting commercial and urban food production and processing

43

 

6.7

Addressing child nutrition

44

Annex 1: Socio-economic characteristics of IDI participants

46

Annex 2: Glossary of Amharic terms

47