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The Role of Local Government in Improving Household Food Security of Small Farm Holders

  • Journal of Regional Studies and Development
  • Abbr : JRSD
  • 2021, 30(2), pp.1-48
  • DOI : 10.22739/ipaid.2021.30.2.1
  • Publisher : Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development: IPAID
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > Regional Studies in general > Comparative / Statistical Regional Studies
  • Received : February 24, 2021
  • Accepted : August 12, 2021
  • Published : August 30, 2021

Jahongir Norjigitov 1 CHANG SOO KIM 2

1Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations
2연세대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper examines the impact of local government interventions on the household food security of small farmers in Uzbekistan. Household-level data were collected by distributing questionnaires to 228 small farmers randomly selected from four villages of Uzbekistan. The findings of the study revealed that the local government intervention such as extension services, agricultural input subsidies, land use policy, marketing services, and nutritional activities are perceived to significantly increase household food security. As for control variables, the household food security was found to have a positive relationship with monthly income, land size, livestock ownership, education level of household heads, age of household heads, and fertilizer use. On the other hand, family size, consumption ratio, and female-headed families were found to have a negative relationship with household food security. Moreover, the in-depth interview indicates that poor physical infrastructure including poor roads, lack of public transportation, and lack of power grid significantly deteriorate household food security. This paper also shows that the household food security of small farmers has to be addressed with a tailored government intervention reflecting the region’s situation.

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