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dc.date.accessioned2020-04-29T07:46:45Z
dc.date.available2020-04-29T07:46:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-31
dc.identifierdoi:10.17170/kobra-202003241099
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11530
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherSection Specialized Partnerships in Sustainable Food Systems and Food Sovereignty at the University of Kassel, Germany and Federation of German Scientists (VDW)
dc.subjectwelfare economics and policyeng
dc.subjectfood consumption and expenditureeng
dc.subjectsmallholder farmereng
dc.subjectZimbabweeng
dc.subject.ddc630
dc.titleAnalysis of household food expenditure patterns. A case of Shamva district Zimbabweeng
dc.typeAufsatz
dcterms.abstractThe study was designed to analyse the food expenditure patterns of smallholder farming households. Income and expenditure data were collected from 281 randomly sampled farming households in Shamva District. Descriptive statistics (mean and frequency) were used to analyse the income sources and main expenditure categories. The Ordinary Least Squares regression was used to model the determinants of household food expenditure. The results indicated cash crop, food crop and livestock sales as the major farm income sources. Remittances, wages, salaries and pensions were the major non-farm income sources. Statistics showed that 64% of the cash income was obtained from farm activities. Food expenditure accounted for over 60% of total expenditure. Household size (p<0.05), dependency ratio (p<0.05) and income (cash crop income, food crop income, livestock income and non-farm income) positively affected household food consumption. Age of household head (p<0.01) negatively affected household expenditure. The research results highlight the need for government to channel more resources towards improving smallholder agricultural productivity as the major household income source to foster demand-led agricultural growth and development in rural areas. By implication, this will similarly help to inform policy makers on appropriate instruments to improve income, food security and wellbeing of the farming households.eng
dcterms.accessRightsopen access
dcterms.creatorRubhara, Theresa Tendai
dcterms.creatorOduniyi, Oluwaseun Samuel
dcterms.creatorMudhara, Maxwell
dcterms.creatorAkwasi, Antwi Michael
dc.subject.swdLebensmittelverbrauchger
dc.subject.swdAusgabenger
dc.subject.swdWohlfahrtstheorieger
dc.subject.swdSozialpolitikger
dc.subject.swdKleinbauerger
dc.subject.swdZimbabweger
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dcterms.source.identifierISSN 2197-411X
dcterms.source.issueNo 1
dcterms.source.journalFuture of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture & Societyeng
dcterms.source.volumeVolume 8
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