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World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences Vol:3, No:3, 2016

Determinants of Self-Reported Hunger: An Ordered Probit Model with

Sample Selection Approach

International Science Index Vol:3, No:3, 2016

Authors : Brian W. Mandikiana

Abstract : Homestead food production has the potential to alleviate hunger, improve health and nutrition for children and
adults. This article examines the relationship between self-reported hunger and homestead food production using the ordered
probit model. A sample of households participating in homestead food production was drawn from the first wave of the South
African National Income Dynamics Survey, a nationally representative cross-section. The sample selection problem was
corrected using an ordered probit model with sample selection approach. The findings show that homestead food production
exerts a positive and significant impact on children and adults ability to cope with hunger and malnutrition. Yet, on the
contrary, potential gains of homestead food production are threatened by shocks such as crop failure.
Keywords : agriculture, hunger, nutrition, sample selection
Conference Title : ICNNS 2016 : 18th International Conference on Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences
Conference Location : Singapore, SG
Conference Dates : March 03-04, 2016

International Scholarly and Scientific Research & Innovation 3(3) 2016