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Table 1 Variables hypothesized to affect food security in the study area

From: Food insecurity of rural households in Boset district of Ethiopia: a suite of indicators analysis

Explanatory variables Description Expected sign
Gender Dummy takes the value of 1 if male and zero otherwise +
Age Continuous +/−
Educational status Dummy takes the value of 1 if formal education and zero otherwise +
Household size Continuous +/−
Participation in non-farm activities Dummy takes the value 1 if there is access and zero otherwise +
Farmland size Continuous +
Access to irrigable land Dummy takes the value 1 if there is access and zero otherwise +
Total annual income Continuous +
Noticed frequent drought Dummy takes the value 1 if they have noticed and zero otherwise
Noticed frequent flood occurrence Dummy takes the value 1 if they have noticed and zero otherwise
Access to weather forecast Dummy takes the value 1 if there is access and zero otherwise +
Availability of kebele assistance Dummy takes the value 1 if there is access and zero otherwise +
Access to DA services Dummy takes the value 1 if there is access and zero otherwise +
Access to health extension services Dummy takes the value 1 if there is access and zero otherwise +
Access to credit services Dummy takes the value 1 if there is access and zero otherwise +
Distance from input/output markets Continuous
Distance to road transport Continuous
Distance to health services Continuous
Availability of other (NGO) support organizations Dummy takes the value 1 if there is access and zero otherwise +