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Table 7 Households most effective coping mechanisms against food insecurity and food shortage in the study area

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

Households key coping mechanism Frequency (N) Percent (%)
Reducing frequency of meal 77 27.90
Reducing meal size 101 36.60
Selling livestock’s 31 11.23
Engaging in wild fruit gathering 6 2.17
Selling different assets 1 0.36
Migrating to cities 8 2.90
Receiving loan 2 0.72
Remittance and Food aid 8 2.90
Selling wood, charcoal, etc 3 1.09
Working as a daily laborer 38 13.77
Engagement in petty trade 1 0.36
Total 276 100
  1. Source: Estimated result (2017), N = 276; Note that households were allowed to present the most effective coping mechanism used to cope up with the incidence of food insecurity and/or shortage