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Table 2 Variables used in econometric analysis

From: Effect of climate-smart agricultural practices on household food security in smallholder production systems: micro-level evidence from Kenya

Variable Description Measurement Mean SD
FOODSEC Food security status of the household Food consumption score 63.22 19.24
Household Dietary Diversity Score 6.73 1.65
AGE Age in years of the household head Continuous 46.51 14.69
GENDER Gender of the household head Dummy = 1 if male 0 = female 0.77
EDUC Years of education of the household head Discrete 10.00 4.45
H/SIZE # of household size Discrete 6.87 2.61
OFF-FARM Participation in off-farm employment Dummy = 1 if yes 0 = otherwise 0.44
ASSETS Value of productive farm assets Continuous 62,965.81 63,951.31
LAND Owned farm size in acres Continuous 2.54 1.57
TERRAIN Terrain of the land 1 = sloppy 0 = otherwise 0.52
S/FERTILITY Level of soil fertility 1 = poor 2 = medium 3 = fertile 1.70
EROSION Severity of soil erosion 1 = severe 2 = moderate 3 = low 2.06
FLOOD If household experienced floods in the last 5 years Dummy = 1 yes 0 = otherwise 0.39
RAINS If the household experienced insufficient rains in the last 5 years Dummy = 1 yes 0 = otherwise 0.71
H/STRMS If the farm household experienced hailstorms in the last 5 years Dummy = 1 yes 0 = otherwise 0.63
DISTNCE Walking time in minutes to the input and output market Continuous 52.36 37.45
EXTN Number of annual contacts with extension agents Discrete 5.50 3.70
GRPMSHIP If the household head is a member of a farmer-related group or association Dummy = 1 if a member
0 = otherwise
0.66
CREDIT Whether household received credit Dummy = 1 if yes 0 = otherwise 0.60