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Table 6 Households coping mechanisms against food insecurity and/or shortage

From: Analysis of households food insecurity and its coping mechanisms in Western Ethiopia

Households coping mechanisms Frequency(N) Percent (%)
Reducing frequency of meal 226 81.9
Reducing meal size 217 78.6
Selling livestock’s 104 37.7
Engaging in wild fruit gathering 134 48.6
Selling different assets 99 35.9
Migrating to cities 82 29.7
Receiving loan 104 37.7
Remittance and Food aid 14 5.07
Selling wood, charcoal, etc 136 49.3
Gold mining 89 32.2
Engagement in petty trade 120 43.5
working as a daily laborer 188 68.1
  1. Source: Estimated result (2017), N = 276; Note that a single household can present all the coping mechanism used at the time of food insecurity and/or shortage