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Assessing food security among young farmers in Africa: evidence from Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda

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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Nutrition / Food Systems
Dolapo Adeyanju, John Mburu, Wainaina Gituro, Chepchumba Chumo, Djana Mignouna, Adebayo Ogunniyi, John Kehinde Akomolafe and Joseph Ejima

Food insecurity remains a serious challenge for many households in Africa and the situation is even more prevalent among young people. However, there is a dearth of empirical evidence on youth food security status in Africa. We assessed the level and determinants of food security among young farmers in Africa. We adopted a multi-stage sampling technique to select 400, 429, and 606 young farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda, respectively. Individual food consumption was assessed following a 7 days recall method.