Changing land use patterns and their Impact on food security for farm households in Bangladesh

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The study was conducted to assess food security for farm households under different land use patterns in Bangladesh. Fourteen land use patterns practiced by marginal, small, medium and large farmers were selected for the study. In total, 730 farm households were selected from 8 districts. Besides field survey, 28 FGD sessions were conducted for 14 land use patterns participated by 315 men and women. Data were collected in 2007-2008. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression models were employed. All farmers under selected land use patterns were more or less self-sufficient in cereals, but they had shortage in other crops. Food consumption for overall land use patterns was observed to be 1182 grams. Per capita calorie intake was relatively higher (2620-2645 for the households practicing alternate shrimp (golda) and rice farming, alternate rice and wheat production and alternate rice and maize production. Considering all selected land use patterns, protein intake was 63.84 grams/capita/day which was higher than the national average (62.52grams). Socioeconomic factors such as household income and expenditure, housing structure and facilities, and owning household assets, access to drinking water and sanitation, and increasing services of health and hygiene might have effect on sustainability of food security of farm households.

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Apr 2010
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