International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 4 (2014) No. 3, pages: 143-147, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.4.3.388

Investigating the Impact of Major Variables Influencing Food Security in Lahore, Pakistan

Manan Aslam, Shafqat Rasool

Abstract

The current research examines the determinants of three aspects of food security in Pakistan that are food availability, accessibility and absorption. For this purpose a models is applied on household level data. The consumption of food related items relates positively with food security. Some other factors like infant mortality and sick person relates negatively with food security. For this purpose primary data approach was used. A representative sample of 90 respondents from high populated city (Lahore) of Pakistan The data about explanatory variables collected through questionnaire. This data was further analyzed using OLS technique. According to findings of the study value of R2 was 96% and F value was 23. Econometric analysis revealed that strong policy implications required increasing economic access to food. Production of food commodities should accelerate to ensure food availability. Further analysis demands that proper health facilities and education sector also should make appropriate policies to access the poor households which cannot afford it economically and this health and education related policies will lead to become food secure at domestic level.

Keywords:

Food security, food availability, food accessibility, food absorption, infant mortality

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