FSS Research Report: No. 5
In 2009, FSS carried out a qualitative study of the state, causes and impact of household food insecurity, as well as their coping mechanisms, using the case of Lideta Sub-city in Addis Ababa. The study found that food consumption among the poor households that it covered had declined to very low levels over the last several years. The food consumption for an average individual amounted to one piece of bread per individual or even nothing for breakfast, half an injera with shiro of variable quality or some qollo for lunch and the same for dinner.