alexa The Heckman Model of Dietary Diversity Score: The Case of Akaki Small-Scale Irrigation Scheme

ISSN: 2162-6359

International Journal of Economics & Management Sciences

  • Research Article   
  • Int J Econ Manag Sci 2015, Vol 4(8): 280
  • DOI: 10.4172/2162-6359.1000280

The Heckman Model of Dietary Diversity Score: The Case of Akaki Small-Scale Irrigation Scheme

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Received Date: Nov 30, -0001 / Accepted Date: Nov 30, -0001 / Published Date: Aug 06, 2015

Abstract

The study aims to develop Heckman model of dietary diversity score: the case of Akaki Small-Scale Irrigation Scheme. Out of 700 farming households with systematically stratified random sampling technique, this causal type of study analyzed 246 household surveys based primary data (personal interview questionnaire) with inferential statistics (Heckman two stage). It shows that farming households are still insufficient of dietary diversity. At 0.05 probability level; sex, land size (ls), educational level (ed), off farm income (offarmi), irrigation experience (exep) and distance from home to water source (dhomeland) are significant determinant factors of dietary diversity. At 0.05 probability level; sex, off farm income (offarmi), irrigation experience (exep) and distance from home to water source (dhomeland) are statistically significant determinants and they reliably predict participation in small scale irrigation scheme, citrus paribus. Collective action among governments, NGOs and farming households on flood control and market linkage (perfect information on price of their product) should be taken to let farming households harvest two times per year and prosper.

Keywords: Dietary diversity, Small-Scale Irrigation

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